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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6,051 543
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Trustworthy

2
4,918 406
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loyal

3
4,366 414
Loving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Loving

4
3,323 601
Moral is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Moral

5
4,196 698
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Intelligent

6
3,801 577
Funny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Funny

7
3,337 367
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
analise.dubner added Compassionate

8
3,084 242
Supportive is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
laide added Supportive

9
2,284 417
Confident is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Confident

10
2,652 524
Optimistic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Optimistic

11
1,775 722
Well Read is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Read

12
1,951 378
Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Peaceful

13
2,176 447
Creative is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Creative

14
2,612 303
Fun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fun

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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2,041 381
Calm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Calm

16
2,169 439
Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Down to Earth

17
2,201 314
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Hard Working

18
1,945 923
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Attractive

19
1,995 197
Has Self Respect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Keaton added Has Self Respect

20
1,694 402
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Resourceful

21
1,970 306
Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Wise

Black Panther Movie Quotes

22
1,544 118
Genuine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
carlo added Genuine

23
1,501 387
Well Spoken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Well Spoken

24
1,480 504
Likes Animals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Likes Animals

25
1,419 317
Nurturing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Nurturing

26
1,514 318
Critical Thinker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Critical Thinker

27
906 51
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
evaloveswallee added Honesty

28
1,140 580
Sensitive is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sensitive

The Worst Qualities in a Person

29
1,709 637
Doesn't Smoke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Doesn't Smoke

30
1,332 350
Adventurous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Adventurous

31
1,218 278
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Fiscally Responsible

32
897 79
Sense of Humor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

33
631 133
Educated is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

34
1,211 345
Family Oriented is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Family Oriented

35
765 57
Understanding is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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604 91
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

37
585 88
Independent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Independent

38
1,111 274
Disciplined is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Srinidhi S U added Disciplined

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1,166 470
Sober is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Sober

40
1,031 345
Employed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Employed

41
624 73
Personal Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Krista Garcia Arienta added Personal Hygiene

42
885 493
Musical is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Musical

The Best Qualities in an Employee

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520 97
Confident is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person

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982 200
Foward Thinker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
kaylive added Foward Thinker

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687 49
Thoughtful is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Thoughtful

46
409 175
Spiritual is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
readergeek added Spiritual

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671 616
Introverted is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Introverted

48
498 47
Forgiving is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
Danny Marks added Forgiving

49
512 100
Racial Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
tom-harper added Racial Tolerance

50
918 185
Common Sensical is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in a Person
BostonBruins added Common Sensical