Which positive character traits
do you want to develop?

Positive character traits are those things that draw us to other people. When someone is generous, kind, energetic, or optimistic they exude energy that attracts others. Of course, who wouldn’t want to spend time with a warm, open, and loving person?

Now, when we turn the mirror back on ourselves, many times we notice not-so-positive character traits…things like jealousy, selfishness, immaturity, or greed. These can all be changed. If you are not getting the results you want in life, the first place to look is at how you are interacting with the world.

Positive character traits can be developed in ourselves. There is a simple, three step process to integrate a new positive trait into your life.

1. Notice what you want to change. Do you tend to judge others? Do you let greed rule your spending decisions? Are you easily angered? This isn’t the time to beat yourself up for these aspects of your personality. It is just about noticing how you think and behave, being honest for the goal of becoming better.

2. Choose one positive character trait to focus on developing. Browse through the list below to choose what to focus on.

3. Become aware of your actions and choices as you move throughout your day. If you notice that you are slipping back into old habits, ask yourself, what would someone who is _______ (insert the trait your focusing on) do in this situation? Then act accordingly.

This process does take conscious effort to rewrite patterns of behavior. Eventually, after choosing to act according to your new positive character trait, you will develop this quality in your personality. Acting generous, warm, and loving will become effortless, and you will be the one easily attracting others.

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P.S. Also browse the list for those things you already have. It is important to recognize the ways that we already are who we want to become and celebrate!

The List:

Accountable Adaptable Adventurous
Alert Ambitious Appropriate
Assertive Astute Attentive
Authentic Aware Bravery
Calm Candid Capable
Certain Charismatic Clear
Collaborative Committed Communicator
Compassion Comradeship Connected
Conscious Considerate Consistent
Contributes Cooperative Courageous
Creative Curious Dedicated
Determined Diplomatic Directive
Disciplined Dynamic Easygoing
Effective Efficient Empathetic
Empowers Energetic Enthusiastic
Ethical Excited Expressive
Facilitates Fairness Faithful
Fearless Flexible Friendly
Generative Generosity Gratitude
Happy Hard Working Honest
Honorable Humorous Imaginative
Immaculate Independent Initiates
Innovative Inquiring Inquiring
Integrates Integrity Intelligent
Intentional Interested Intimate
Joyful Knowledgeable Leading
Listener Lively Logical
Loving Loyal Manages Time Well
Networker Nurturing Open-Minded
Optimism Organized Patient
Peaceful Planner Playful
Poised Polite Powerful
Practical Presents Self Well Proactive
Problem-Solver Productive Punctual
Reliable Resourceful Responsible
Self-confident Self-generating Self-reliant
Sense of Humor Sensual Serves Others
Sincere Skillful Spiritual
Spontaneous Stable Strong
Successful Supportive Tactful
Trusting Trustworthy Truthful
Versatile Vibrant Warm
Willing Wise Zealous

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