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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6,033 542
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
4,900 406
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
4,350 414
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,309 600
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,183 696
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
3,787 577
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,324 366
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added Compassionate

8
3,069 242
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
2,272 416
Confident is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

10
2,638 524
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

11
1,767 719
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

12
1,939 377
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

13
2,165 445
Creative is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Creative

14
2,600 303
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

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2,032 379
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Calm

16
2,159 439
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,191 313
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Hard Working

18
1,935 921
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Attractive

19
1,985 195
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,685 402
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
1,962 305
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Wise

Ways to Make Sure You Die Happy

22
1,536 118
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,495 386
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,473 501
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

25
1,413 316
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

26
1,507 317
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
895 51
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added Honesty

28
1,135 578
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

Things We Should Do, But Don't

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1,702 634
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

30
1,327 347
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,210 278
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

32
890 79
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

33
626 131
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
1,204 343
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

35
757 57
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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597 91
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

37
1,107 272
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

38
577 88
Independent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

39
1,160 468
Sober is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

40
1,026 344
Employed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

41
618 73
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added Personal Hygiene

42
881 491
Musical is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

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514 97
Confident is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

44
976 199
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

45
683 48
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

46
403 175
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added Spiritual

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669 613
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted

48
494 46
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added Forgiving

49
507 100
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance

50
914 185
Common Sensical is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
BostonBruins added Common Sensical