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 good character 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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6,830 639
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
5,552 471
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
4,939 508
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,808 706
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,672 801
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
4,271 663
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,765 421
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added

8
3,501 288
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
2,967 585
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

10
2,586 495
Confident is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

11
2,460 492
Creative is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

12
2,203 433
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

13
1,974 823
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

14
2,853 336
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

15
2,256 413
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

16
2,417 472
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,445 353
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

18
2,125 1,039
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

19
2,215 217
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,859 445
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
2,165 339
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

22
1,767 133
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,645 432
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,644 550
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

25
1,553 350
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

26
1,665 357
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
1,096 61
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added

28
1,893 695
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

29
1,246 651
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

30
1,481 375
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,339 295
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

32
1,075 98
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

33
764 163
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
938 65
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

35
1,347 378
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

36
734 115
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

37
709 107
Independent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

38
1,222 299
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

39
773 88
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added

40
1,289 520
Sober is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

41
690 71
Manners is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

42
1,130 389
Employed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

43
981 535
Musical is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

44
626 120
Confident is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

45
828 61
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

46
1,071 226
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

47
499 211
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added

48
619 60
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added

49
623 121
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance

50
747 692
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted