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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6,836 639
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
5,557 471
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
4,945 509
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,814 706
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,676 801
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
4,274 663
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,768 421
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added

8
3,504 288
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
2,970 586
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

10
2,589 495
Confident is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

11
2,463 492
Creative is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

12
2,207 433
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

13
1,976 823
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

14
2,855 336
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

15
2,258 413
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

16
2,420 472
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,446 354
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

18
2,127 1,039
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

19
2,218 217
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,860 446
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
2,167 339
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

22
1,769 133
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,646 432
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,646 550
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

25
1,554 350
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

26
1,666 357
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
1,097 61
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added

28
1,895 695
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

29
1,247 651
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

30
1,482 375
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,340 295
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

32
1,076 98
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

33
765 163
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
939 65
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

35
1,348 378
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

36
735 115
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
500 211
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