What Comes to mind when you think of the best character trait?
I think a "well-balanced" character trait is the best, do you think this is uncommon or unrealistic? On the other end of the scale, what is the worst character trait you have witnessed and how did you react?
The best character trait, I believe, is what the Buddhists would call, "Loving kindness." It takes all other desirable qualities into account: compassion, empathy, understanding, wise counsel, helpfulness, generosity, inspiration - everything that is found in our greatest human beings.
And, of course, such a person is "well balanced." By this I mean their emotional quotient is stable, sensitive enough to be useful and not so sensitive as to render the giver into weakness or melancholy morbidity about the state of human affairs. They would be realistic, yet spiritual. They would exemplify, "Loving kindness."
I would think indeed a character in equilibrium would be best; however, I would include a significantly unique and extraordinary trait that come to mind (perhaps influenced by John R. R. Tolkien) precisely bravery inclusive of true fearlessness (no fear of death) and action (void of complacency).
Well, words like "well-balanced" or "harmonious" are a natural choice, but to me they sound like less of a character trait description and more of evaluting somebody's personality in general. If we have to pick one specific trait, however, I'd go for "open-minded". The ability to stay flexible, to work from multiple angles, to expand and alter your views (not uncritically, of course!) as you get new information is something I have an immense respect for.
Thank you, Anastasia Bronnikova. "Open-minded" is a great character trait to have because one with an open-mind can see and achieve great possibilities but can only being "Open-minded" stand alone and shine above the other character traits?
Er, well, I don't think it can, but the same can be said about any other character trait? Besides, it's not like anything in our person ever stands alone - we're combinations of thousands of various aspects that bounce off and counterweig each other.
I agree with Tom Ware. Love by far shadows all other traits. If you truly love, then you are an unselfish person. The history of the world and all its skirmishes and wars most of the time are the result of someone being selfish and self-centered. Love seeks the best for the other person. If we had more such people in this world, we would not have a need for the six o'clock news. We can't wait for the other guy to start loving. It must start with each of us first. So this is the answer to both questions. Love versus selfishness.
Thank you, Krik Floyd. I agree with you and Tom Ware, I am glad you stated "true love," because there are different layers of love. However some may declare "true love" but have selfish tendencies, which brings us to your "Love versus Selfishness".
by gabrielthomas72 16 months ago
What is the best character transformation from comic book to screen?Which Superhero do you think has made the best transformation from their home on the page to the film screen? Do Marvel or DC heroes look better? Which characters have the best stories to tell?
by Rachel Vega 5 years ago
Who is Matt Groening’s best character?The Simpsons are great, but I personally love Binky and his bad attitude!
by Rachel Vega 5 years ago
Who is the best character on The Big Bang Theory?My favorite is Sheldon. (He reminds me of an ex-boyfriend!)
by Violet Flame 5 years ago
Small act of loving kindness, how did it make a difference for you? How could we pass it on?When we concentrate on love, life transforms. Even small acts of loving kindness can make a huge difference. How have you been affected in the past? How could we keep it going? Let's be at the cause and...
by Sandeep Rathore 3 years ago
The best character from "The Lord of the Rings' trilogy?The Lord of the Rings is a film series consisting of three epic fantasy-adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. I like Aragorn, the king of Gondor. What say...
by Wissam Qawasmeh 7 months ago
What comes in your mind when you hear the word Islam or Muslim?And Why?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|