49 Character Qualities (as proposed by CharacterFirst!)

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The followingoverview from and about Character First! (http://www.characterfirst.com)

  Overview of Character First!
  Character First! is more than a program—it is a leadership model that strengthens relationships, improves communication, and builds teamwork. The following steps explain how to put Character First! in your organization.
  1. Leadership Training
  Character First! begins with training the leaders in your organization so that everyone understands the importance of character and how to develop it.
  2. Character Recognition
  Public recognition of good character is essential to a culture of good character. Establish regular opportunities to praise individuals for specific character qualities.
  3. Teaching Resources
  Developing character is a life-long process. Character First! provides a wide selection of character-based resources for the workplace, schools, and families.
  Community Building
  After 6 to 12 months of implementing Character First!, it is time to evaluate your approach and take it to the next level.

The 49 Character qualities

  Alertness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Alertness
  Attentiveness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Attentiveness
  Availability http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Availability
  Benevolence http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Benevolence
  Boldness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Boldness
  Cautiousness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Cautiousness
  Compassion http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Compassion
  Contentment http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Contentment
  Creativity http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Creativity
  Decisiveness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Decisiveness
  Deference http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Deference
  Dependability http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Dependability
  Determination http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Determination
  Diligence http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Diligence
  Discernment http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Discernment
  Discretion http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Discretion
  Endurance http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Endurance
  Enthusiasm http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Enthusiasm
  Faith http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Faith
  Flexibility http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Flexibility
  Forgiveness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Forgiveness
  Generosity http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Generosity
  Gentleness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Gentleness
  Gratefulness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Gratefulness
  Honor http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Honor
  Hospitality http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Hospitality
  Humility http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Humility
  Initiative http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Initiative
  Joyfulness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Joyfulness
  Justice http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Justice
  Loyalty http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Loyalty
  Meekness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Meekness
  Obedience http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Obedience
  Orderliness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Orderliness
  Patience http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Patience
  Persuasiveness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Persuasiveness
  Punctuality http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Punctuality
  Resourcefulness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Resourcefulness
  Responsibility http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Responsibility
  Security http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Security
  Self-Control http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Self-Control
  Sensitivity http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Sensitivity
  Sincerity http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Sincerity
  Thoroughness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Thoroughness
  Thriftiness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Thriftiness
  Tolerance http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Tolerance
  Truthfulness http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Truthfulness
  Virtue http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Virtue
  Wisdom http://members.characterfirst.com/qualities/Wisdom

Some responses

  Thanks very much … this does seem comprehensive, encompassing. See my prior entry for some more overview From Character First!
  My first response as a philosopher: Could this list be more hierarchical, that is express the character’s as a smaller set of families with nuanced expressions being the character qualities as listed?
  As an educational psychologist: could we cluster for the purpose of education that is both more effective and more efficient?

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