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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6,602 610
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
5,366 446
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
4,758 481
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,671 672
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,550 775
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
4,159 630
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,649 408
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added

8
3,396 277
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
2,877 561
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

10
2,500 470
Confident is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

11
2,375 476
Creative is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

12
2,126 413
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

13
1,921 793
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

14
2,784 327
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

15
2,197 401
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

16
2,349 463
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,372 342
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

18
2,079 1,004
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

19
2,150 212
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,814 434
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
2,105 331
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

22
1,701 129
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,602 419
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,513 339
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

25
1,586 542
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

26
1,618 347
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
1,033 59
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added

28
1,841 674
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

29
1,214 633
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

30
1,439 368
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,024 92
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

32
1,302 293
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

33
726 156
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
889 62
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

35
1,312 371
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

36
690 109
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

37
671 103
Independent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

38
1,189 293
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

39
1,250 505
Sober is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

40
721 82
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added

41
1,103 374
Employed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

42
646 66
Manners is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

43
785 55
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

44
947 526
Musical is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

45
591 114
Confident is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

46
1,043 219
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

47
468 200
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added

48
580 55
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added

49
586 114
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance

50
721 671
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted