Ministry Tool

100+ Character Qualities

100 Character Qualities, a resource from Ed Gomes

ALERTNESS: Being keenly aware of the events taking place around me so that I can have the right responses to them.
ATTENTIVENESS: Showing the worth of a person or task by giving my undivided concentration.
AVAILABILITY: Making my own schedule and priorities secondary to the wishes of those I serve.
BENEVOLENCE: Giving to others’ basic needs without expectations of personal reward.
BOLDNESS: Demonstrating the confidence and courage that doing what is right will bring ultimate victory regardless of present opposition.
BREADTH: Having depth and broadness, in words and deeds, within the heart and mind.
BROTHERLINESS: Exhibiting a kinship and disposition to render help because of a relationship.
CANDOR: Speaking the truth at the time when the truth should be spoken. This is done through openness, fairness and sincerity.
CAUTION: Knowing to be alert and prudent in a hazardous or dangerous situation.
CHEERFUL: Expressing encouragement, approval and/or congratulations at the proper time.
CHIVALRY: Protecting the weak, the suffering and the neglected by maintaining justice and rightness.
COMMITMENT: Devoting myself to following up on my words (promises, pledges or vows) with action.
COMPASSION: Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others by the willingness to bear their pain.
CONFIDENCE: Placing full trust and belief in the reliability of a person or thing.
CONSISTENCY: Following constantly the same principles, course or form in all circumstances; holding together.
CONTENTMENT: Accepting myself as God created me with my gifts, talents, abilities and opportunities.
COURAGE: Fulfilling my responsibilities and standing up for convictions in spite of being afraid.
CREATIVITY: Approaching a need, a task or an idea from a new perspective.
DECISIVENESS: Learning to finalize difficult decisions on the basis of what is right, not popular or tempting.
DEFERENCE: Limiting my freedom to speak and act in order to not offend the tastes of others.
DEPENDABILITY: Fulfilling what I consented to do even if it means unexpected sacrifice.
DETERMINATION: Working intently to accomplish goals regardless of the opposition.
DILIGENCE: Visualizing each task as a special assignment and using all my energies to accomplish it.
DISCERNMENT: Seeking to use intuitive ability to judge situations and people; understanding why things happen to me and others.
DISCIPLINE: Receiving instruction and correction in a positive way; maintaining and enforcing proper conduct in accordance with the guidelines and rules.
DISCRETION: Recognizing and avoiding words, actions and attitudes which could result in undesirable consequences.
ENDURANCE: Exercising inward strength to withstand stress and do my best in managing what occurs in my life.
ENTHUSIASM: Expressing lively, absorbing interest in each task as I give it my best effort.
FAIRNESS (EQUITY): Looking at a decision from the viewpoint of each person involved.
FAITH: Developing an unshakable confidence in God and acting upon it.
FAITHFULNESS: Being thorough in the performance of my duties; being true to my words, promises and vows.
FEAR OF THE LORD: Having a sense of awe and respect for Almighty God which goes above and beyond anyone else or anything.
FIRMNESS: Exerting a tenacity of will with strength and resoluteness. A willingness to run counter to the traditions and fashions of the world.
FLEXIBILITY: Learning how to cheerfully change plans when unexpected conditions require it.
FORGIVENESS: Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and not holding their past offenses against them.
FRIENDSHIP: Coming alongside another person for mutual support and encouragement.
GENEROSITY: Realizing that all I have (time, talents and treasures) belongs to God and freely giving of these to benefit others.
GENTLENESS: Learning to respond to needs with kindness, personal care and love.
GLADNESS: Abounding in joy, jubilation and cheerfulness.
GOAL-ORIENTED: Achieving maximum results toward the area where my effort is directed.
GOODNESS: Having moral excellence and a virtuous lifestyle; a general quality of proper conduct.
GRATEFULNESS: Making known to others by my words and actions how they have benefited my life.
GREATNESS: Demonstrating an extraordinary capacity for achievement.
HOLINESS: Having no blemish or stain. Being whole with no trace of regret or remorse.
HONESTY: Proclaiming the truth with sincerity and frankness in all situations.
HONOR: Respecting those in leadership because of the higher authorities they represent.
HOPE: Feeling that my deepest desire will be realized and that events will turn out for the best.
HOSPITALITY: Sharing cheerfully food, shelter and my life with those whom I come in contact.
HUMILITY: Seeing the contrast between what is perfect and my inability to achieve that perfection.
INDIGNATION: Channeling the driving passion of righteous anger without sinning.
INITIATIVE: Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.
INTEGRITY: Being whole and complete in moral and ethical principles.
JOYFULNESS: Knowing how to be pleasant regardless of the outside circumstances which ultimately lifts the spirits of others.
JUSTICE: Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is pure, right and true.
KINDNESS: Demonstrating a gentle, sympathetic attitude towards others.
KNOWLEDGE: Becoming acquainted with facts, truths or principles through study and investigation.
LEADERSHIP: Guiding others toward a positive conclusion.
LOVE: Having a deep personal attachment and affection for another person.
LOYALTY: Using difficult times to demonstrate my commitment to others or to what is right.
MEEKNESS: Yielding my power, personal rights and expectations humbly with a desire to serve.
NARROWNESS: Staying within established boundaries and limits.
OBEDIENCE: Fulfilling instructions so that the one I am serving will be fully satisfied and pleased.
OPTIMISM: Endeavoring to see all the possibilities and capacities of the human heart; confident, hopeful and never doubtful.
ORDERLINESS: Learning to organize and care for personal possessions to achieve greater efficiency.
ORIGINALITY: Creating “new” thinking, ideas and expanding truths from an independent viewpoint.
PASSIONATE: Having an intense, powerful or compelling emotion and feelings towards others or something.
PATIENCE: Accepting difficult situations and without demanding a deadline to remove it.
PEACEFULNESS: Being at rest with myself and others.
PERSUASIVENESS: Guiding another’s mental roadblocks by using words which cause the listener’s spirit to confirm the spoken truth.
POISE: Being totally balanced in mind, body and spirit.
PRAYERFUL: Communing with God spiritually through adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication.
PROSPERITY: Flourishing or being successful, especially pertaining to financial issues.
PRUDENCE: Exhibiting caution, humbleness and wisdom in regards to practical matters.
PUNCTUALITY: Showing respect for other people by respectfully using the limited time they have.
PURE SPEECH: Speaking words that are clean, spotless and without blemish.
PURITY: Freeing yourself from anything that contaminates or adulterates.
PURPOSEFUL: Exercising determination to stay on track until the goal is achieved.
REASONABLENESS: Having a sound mind by being level headed, sane and demonstrating common sense.
RESOURCEFULNESS: Using wisely that which others would normally overlook or discard.
RESPECT: Honoring and esteeming another person due to deep admiration.
RESPONSIBILITY: Knowing and doing what is expected from me.
REVERENCE: Learning to give honor where it is due and to respect the possessions and property of others.
RIGHTEOUSNESS: Acting in a moral and upright way that honors God, regardless of who is watching.
SECURITY: Structuring my life around what is eternal and cannot be destroyed or taken away.
SELF-CONTROL: Bringing my thoughts, words, actions and attitudes into constant obedience in order to benefit others.
SENSITIVITY: Being aware and attentive to the true attitudes and emotional needs of those around me.
SERVANTHOOD: Caring for and meeting the needs of others before caring for myself.
SINCERITY: Endeavoring to do what is right, without ulterior motives.
STEWARDSHIP: Administering and managing personal and financial affairs effectively.
TEACHABILITY: Demonstrating a willingness to learn or be trained without any reservations or hindrances.
THANKFULNESS: Expressing deep gratitude and appreciation to people and to God.
THOROUGHNESS: Executing something perfectly with the realization that each of my tasks will be reviewed.
THOUGHTFULNESS: Showing consideration for others through acts of kindness and/or words.
THRIFTINESS: Preventing not letting myself or others spend that which is not necessary.
TOLERANCE: Learning to accept others as valuable individuals regardless of their maturity.
TRANSPARENCY: Allowing others to shine a light on my life for the purpose of being accountable.
TRUTHFULNESS: Earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts.
TRUST or TRUSTWORTHY: Believing completely and totally in someone or something.
UNDERSTANDING: Exhibiting strong intelligence and a sound mind in comprehending and discerning matters.
VIRTUE: Learning to build personal moral standards which will cause others to desire a greater moral life.
VISIONARY: Dreaming not inhibited by the unknown. Looking beyond problems by creating successful solutions.
VULNERABILITY: Being open to receive constructive criticism and guidance.
WISDOM: Learning to see and respond correctly to life situations with keen judgment; the application of knowledge.
WORSHIP: Honoring God reverently