culture The Best Qualities in a Person  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Vote on the qualities you look for in friends and lovers

List of the most desirable personality traits in women and men. Wondering how to be successful, how to be charming and how to become popular? This crowdsourced list contains the best characteristics that people can have, as agreed upon by a community of voters who have ranked the list. These traits are what women really want and what men like; they are what people strive to be and what others look for in a mate.

The best qualities in a person will vary, based on the person assessing or being assessed, but there's no denying there are certain qualities to look for in a person that are common across the board. Most people would agree that the best traits in a person include being trustworthy, loyal, and fun, but else constitutes the best quality traits in a person?

When it comes to looking for the greatest qualities in a friend or the best qualities in a mate, there are questions to be answered when determining what your compatibility with another person will be like "does my mate value the same qualities I do" or "do my friend and I share the same qualities".

What are the top qualities in a person? What are the best personality traits? What are the most important qualities in a person? Whether you're trying to determine the best qualities in another person or trying to answer the question "what qualities should I have", this is a great place to see what qualities other people value.

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6,243 574
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

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5,066 422
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

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4,510 431
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

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3,437 629
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

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4,316 722
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

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3,940 593
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

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3,456 385
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added Compassionate

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3,193 259
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

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2,359 433
Confident is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

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2,724 536
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

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1,824 750
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

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2,005 389
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

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2,241 458
Creative is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Creative

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2,678 309
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

The Worst Qualities in a Person

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2,091 391
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Calm

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2,227 452
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

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2,260 329
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Hard Working

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1,994 951
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Attractive

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2,056 202
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

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1,739 417
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

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2,022 316
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Wise

The Best Qualities in a Man

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1,596 124
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

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1,533 398
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

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1,512 526
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

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1,448 330
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

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1,546 329
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

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950 56
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added Honesty

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1,165 601
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

The Best Qualities in an Employee

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1,752 649
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

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1,366 358
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

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1,243 282
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

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939 84
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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661 141
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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809 59
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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1,243 355
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

The Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s Toys

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633 96
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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615 93
Independent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

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1,135 282
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

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1,192 485
Sober is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

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657 77
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added Personal Hygiene

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1,057 354
Employed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

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908 505
Musical is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow

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589 59
Manners is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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546 102
Confident is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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717 51
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

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1,004 209
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

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432 187
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added Spiritual

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692 633
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted

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526 52
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added Forgiving

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540 104
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance