List of Virtues

  • A
    • Ability – a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
    • Acceptance – a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations
    • Acuity – keenness of hearing, sight, or intellect
    • Affability – good-natured, friendly, and easy to talk to
    • Altruism – the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
    • Appreciation – understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    • Assiduousness – showing persistent and hard-working effort in doing something
    • Assertiveness – aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions
    • Attentiveness – the trait of being observant and paying attention
    • Autonomy – immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority; political independence
    • Awareness – the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects or patterns
  • B
    • Balance – the ability to remain poised; to give equal attention to all things; to be fair
    • Beauty – the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
    • Benevolence – an inclination to do kind or charitable acts
  • C
    • Candor – the ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
    • Caring – feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others
    • Caution – judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    • Charity – a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
    • Chastity – abstaining from sexual relations
    • Cleanliness – the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections
    • Commitment – the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
    • Compassion – the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
    • Confidence – freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
    • Conscientiousness – the trait of being painstaking and careful
    • Consideration – the process of giving careful thought to something
    • Contentment – happiness with one’s situation in life
    • Cooperativeness – amenability: the trait of working well with others
    • Courage – a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    • Courteousness – exhibiting politeness and gracious good manners
    • Creativity – a mental and social process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts
    • Curiosity – a state in which you want to learn more about something
  • D
    • Daring – courage combined with a willingness to take risks or attempt difficult or unconventional things
    • Dependability – worthy of reliance or trust; consistent in performance or behavior
    • Detachment – cool-headed withdrawal; avoiding emotional involvement
    • Determination – the quality of being driven to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
    • Diligence – conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
    • Discernment – understanding; the mental ability to discriminate between like things
    • Discretion – knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    • Dutifulness – piety by virtue of devotion; the willingness to be obedient out of a sense of moral obligation and/or respect
  • E
    • Empathy – understanding and entering into another’s feelings
    • Encouragement – the expression of approval and support
    • Endurance – the power to withstand hardship or stress
    • Enthusiasm – exuberance; overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
    • Equanimity – composure; steadiness of mind under stress
    • Equity – conformity to rules or standards
    • Excellence – possessing good qualities in high degree
  • F
    • Fairness – ability to make judgments based on predetermined standards with honesty
    • Faithfulness – the quality of being steadfast in affection or allegiance
    • Fastidiousness – the trait of being painstakingly careful about matters of taste or style
    • Fidelity – faithfulness to one’s duties; loyalty
    • Fitness – to be in good physical condition
    • Flexibility – the quality of being adaptable or variable
    • Focus – the concentration of attention or energy on something
    • Foresight – providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
    • Forgiveness – compassionate feelings that support a willingness to excuse a mistake or offense
    • Fortitude – strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
    • Friendliness – a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company; agreeableness
  • G
    • Generosity – the trait of being willing to give your money or time
    • Gentleness – acting in a manner that is mild and even-tempered
    • Goodness – moral excellence or admirableness
    • Graciousness – full of tact, kindness, and politeness
  • H
    • Happiness – state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
    • Health – the state of well-being free from disease
    • Helpfulness – friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition
    • Heroism – remarkable physical or moral courage
    • Honesty – not disposed to cheat or defraud; dependable; to be frank
    • Honor – an objectification of praiseworthiness, respect
    • Hopefulness – aspirant; to wish for or desire something, regardless of the likelihood of its occurrence
    • Hospitality – cordial reception; kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
    • Humility – a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    • Humor – the use of ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity to evoke laughter
  • I
    • Idealism – the quality of believing that things should be pursued to their most perfect form
    • Imagination – the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; the ability to form a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
    • Impartiality – an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
    • Independence – freedom from control or influence of another or others
    • Industriousness – persevering determination to perform a task
    • Ingenuity – the process of applying ideas to solve problems or meet challenges
    • Innocence – the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    • Insightfulness – shrewdness shown by keen, deep perception
    • Integrity – moral soundness
    • Intuition – instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
    • Inventiveness – the power of creative imagination; the mental faculty to create something new
  • J
    • Judiciousness – showing wisdom, good sense, or discretion, often with the underlying objective of avoiding trouble or waste
    • Justice – using right or fair judgment, especially involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
  • K
    • Kindness – the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic
    • Knowledgeable – thoroughly acquainted through study or experience
  • L
    • Lovingness – the ability to feel or show affection
    • Loyalty – to bind oneself completely; allegiance
  • M
    • Meekness – the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness
    • Mercy – leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
    • Meticulousness – taking extreme care with details
    • Moderation – the quality of avoiding extremes and excesses
    • Modesty – freedom from vanity or conceit; formality and propriety of manner
    • Morality – concern for the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong
  • N
    • Neatness – having an orderly and clean condition; the state of being neat and trim
    • Nonviolence – rejecting the use of physical violence; passive acceptance of oppression amid the struggle against it
    • Nurturing – the quality of desiring another to grow as a person; motherly
  • O
    • Obedience – dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
    • Openness – an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one’s actions or purposes); to be without concealment; not secretive
    • Optimism – a general disposition to expect the best in all things
  • P
    • Patience – good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
    • Peacefulness – to be in a state that is calm and tranquil
    • Perceptiveness – possessing or showing keen insight and understanding
    • Preciseness – very careful about small details, especially of correct behavior
    • Perseverance – to be persistent; continuing or repeating behavior
    • Persistence – the quality of continuing steadily despite problems or difficulties
    • Perspicacity – intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings); the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
    • Philanthropy – voluntary promotion of human welfare
    • Philomathy – pocessing a strong love of learning
    • Piety – religious devotion or to spirituality; righteousness
    • Potential – to possess the inherent capacity for coming into being
    • Prudence – discretion in practical affairs
    • Punctiliousness – very careful about the conventions of correct behavior and etiquette
    • Purity – to lack sin or dilution
    • Purposefulness – the quality of having meaning through having an aim
    • Prayerfulness – to be devout; to cultivate a relationship with God
  • R
    • Refinement – to achieve a highly-developed state of perfection; the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
    • Reliable – able to be trusted to do what is expected or has been promised
    • Remembrance – the ability to recall past occurrences
    • Respectfulness – courteous regard for people’s feelings; one who feels or manifests veneration
    • Reverence – to have a profound respect for someone or something, almost to the point of fearfulness
    • Resilience – the positive ability to adapt, to rebound, to cope with catastrophic failure or obstacles
    • Responsibility (moral & social) – a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something for one’s conduct
    • Restraint – discipline in personal and social activities
    • Righteousness – always behaving according to a religious or moral code
  • S
    • Self-awareness – awareness of your own individuality
    • Self-confidence – belief of one’s own power, judgment, ability, etc.
    • Self-discipline – control of oneself; willpower
    • Self-reliance – the capacity to rely on one’s own capabilities, and to manage one’s own affairs
    • Self-respect – the knowledge of one’s own worth, valuing one’s self
    • Selflessness – the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc.
    • Sensitivity – to be aware of an empathetic to the emotions of others
    • Service – an act of help or assistance
    • Sharing – using or enjoying something jointly with others
    • Sincerity – the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical; earnestness
    • Skillfulness – the learned capacity to carry out pre-determined results often with the minimum outlay of time, energy, or both
    • Spirituality – concern with things of the soul, or of God; reverence
    • Sternness – uncompromising resolution
    • Strength – the property of being physically or mentally strong
    • Sympathy – an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
  • T
    • Tactfulness – the ability to have consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
    • Temperance – the trait of avoiding excesses
    • Tenacity – to be good at remembering; to be stubbornly unyielding
    • Thankfulness – to be grateful as a positive emotion or attitude toward others in acknowledgment of a benefit on has received or will receive from another
    • Thoroughness – conscientiousness in performing all aspects of a task; attention to detail
    • Thoughtfulness – to possess the ability for calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    • Trustworthiness – someone in whom one can place one’s trust and rest assured that the trust will not be betrayed
    • Truthfulness – honesty, good faith, and sincerity in general; agreement with fact or reality in particular
  • U
    • Understanding – the ability to think about and use concepts to deal adequately with an object
    • Unity – an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
  • V
    • Valor – exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger
    • Vivaciousness – exhibiting or characterized by liveliness and high-spiritedness
  • W
    • Welcoming – providing a warm and friendly environment for guests or strangers
    • Wholesomeness – the quality of being beneficial and generally good
    • Wisdom – accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
    • Work – the ability to exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity