Culture The Most Important Qualities in Politicians  

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The most important qualities in politicians are listed here for your viewing, ranking, and voting pleasure. When one thinks of character traits that make a good politician, one thinks of things like integrity and optimism. It takes an intelligent, loyal, and likable person to win any election (whether on the local, state, or national level) let alone succeed as a president. Vote for the qualities of good politicians that you think are the most important.

From tact to charisma, possessing specific traits is critical when communicating with international leaders and constituents alike. That's why leadership qualities should include things like being a diplomatic person... characteristics like integrity and likability that help a person both campaign and lead a body of people. Undetermined politicians who do things based on party lines rather than based on their own morality and sense of independence belong in the category of negative characteristics for politicians.

This is a list that outlines the best qualities in a politician. Whether you consider yourself a political person or a completely neutral person, politician's actions directly affect you and your everyday life. Upvote the political characteristics you think are the most important! 
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546 86
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Intelligence

2
623 115
Honesty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Honesty

3
557 97
Integrity is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Integrity

4
387 76
Good Instincts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Good Instincts

5
366 74
Diplomacy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Diplomacy

6
339 67
Determined is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Determined

7
346 73
Listening Skills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Listening Skills

8
396 100
Morality is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Morality

9
302 61
Open Mind is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Open Mind

10
254 59
Loyalty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Loyalty

11
245 59
Passion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Passion

12
245 64
Patience is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Patience

13
253 76
Bravery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Bravery

14
238 69
Empathy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Empathy

15
225 69
Toughness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Toughness

16
215 76
Thoughtfulness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Thoughtfulness

17
171 56
Tirelessness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Tirelessness

18
208 84
Charisma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Charisma

19
181 70
Tact is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Tact

20
168 68
Independence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Independence

21
186 86
Humor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Humor

22
188 89
Optimism is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Optimism

23
160 90
Experience is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Experience

24
239 160
Not Insane Like Trump is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Not Insane Like Trump

25
139 87
Likability is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Likability

26
150 100
Faithful is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Faithful

27
129 84
Warmth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Warmth

28
36 21
Willing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Zira Cinder added Willing

29
15 3
Mental Acuity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
rosepen13 added Mental Acuity

30
11 4
Mental Acuity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
rosepen13 added Mental Acuity

31
3 2
Foresight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
bigblue1ca added Foresight

32
30 49
Polyglot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Important Qualities in Politicians
Madghis Benkhalouf added Polyglot