Top Ten Things That Make a Good Person

This is a sort of personal list for me which expresses my view on this topic.
The Top Ten
1 Respect

And yet another attribute important in making of a good individual. If a person respects his peers, companions, elders, family, his belongings, the nature, the food he is eating, the locality in which he is living, his work, his hobbies and anything you can think of, he is bound to become a great individual.

Without respect, what is this world? Life would be a misery and unappreciated. If you respect one person that could change their life forever (in a good way) and they would show respect to the other person and this will go on like a water cycle. RESPECT is what makes the best person.

Damn Rights! Without Respect you aren't worthy!

Respect to me is more important then Love!

You need to respect people.

2 Guilt

I know that everybody would say that love, compassion and so on makes a person good. But I'm taking a realistic approach here. If a person feels guilty for his bad behavior, he will always try to correct himself. Guilt makes a person realise his mistakes and motivates him to work upon them. Total goodness cannot be achieved without this.

This is true. Guilt makes a good person because it indicates that a person has morals, truly unstands when they do something wrong, and feel bad about it.

I feel guilty because it seems that I tend to become distant with my friends. I don't know why, but I just do. I think there's something wrong with me. :/

I totally agree here. Without guilt, you are a horrible individual.

3 Patience
4 Love

Love is the greatest thing on the planet. You don't decide you want to spend the rest of your life with someone just because you respect them. I respected my grade 6 teacher, it does not mean I want to marry him. Good sense of humour, kindness, humility, all that makes up LOVE. Those things are good too, but as they say, love conquers all.

Now comes the most popular attribute which everyone seeks to find in every good individual. Love is very important not only in making of a good individual but it is one of the most important thing in our whole life. One cannot imagine a life without love in it.

It hurts so badly sometimes. It hurts! It makes you cry, it breaks your heart, make you doubt your worth, make you feel lonely and angry and depressed.
I would have love any other way.

This is such a nice list. It was hard to vote but I'll akways vote love above everything.
A sweet temper
Open mindedness
Would be my top five.

5 Acceptance
6 Good Sense of Humor

Twisted humor counts right?

7 Discipline

Discipline is very necessary for the development of a productive individual. Discipline makes a person responsible and reliable. He is greatly focused on what he does and the person can direct his thinking in doing something productive every time.

8 Kindness
9 Empathy
10 Passion
The Contenders
11 Pride

Pride is generally taken in a negative sense whenever people talk about it as a human attribute. But some pride is really essential in making of a perfect individual. A patriot takes pride in his country's culture. A scientist is proud of the world's scientific development. A economist takes pride in his country's stable and fabulous economy (if the economy is really stable for that country).

Having too much pride makes people full of themselves, but having too little causes someone to have low self esteem. However, it is good for someone to have the right amount of pride.

Wow. I'm a horrible person

12 Forgiveness

It hurts when you don't forgive!

13 Selflessness
14 Concern for Others

Developing this attitude is really important in becoming a good person. By showing concern for others, you develop a deep bond with them.. A healthy society can only be formed by developing this attitude.

15 Flaws

Seriously this list is about being a good person, not a good robot! Every human has flaws and people should accept and embrace it. People should just quit on being what society thinks a good person and just be what you actually are because no matter how hard you try someone will ALWAYS be better than you at something or a certain characteristic.

Everyone is going to die, some alone, some together but most forgotten over time. The clock is ticking go spend your life doing what you want to do not what is socially and morally acceptable.

16 Shame

A shameless person can go to any grounds and do whatever without caring for others. A murderer has no shame in stealing a life. A corrupted business man can sell unhealthy and potentially harmful products without any shame. A drug dealer deals in drugs because he has no shame in seeing people destroying their lives using these drugs sold by him. A terrorist has no shame on himself while killing innocent people.

Kiteretsunu, sure, shame does mean people have a soul, but you know what's better than feeling shame? Not doing bad things in the first place!

17 Humility
18 Compassion
19 Open-Mindedness

Yes, most importantly

20 Sensitivity

Crying is your mind's way of saying "It's okay" and it is. Being sensitive means you can accept pain and let the wound bleed without dying.

21 Honesty

Being honest makes a better person because you feel great when you be honest it makes peace in you, honesty might not give you success or money but it also build self confidence in you and that is what makes life worth living

22 Sincerity

And one cannot be sincere when they have a couple of different usernames in TheTopTens and still excuse themselves! It doesn't matter if you feel guilty when you continue being like that. I think that it's insensitive actually and not sweet... (I'm curious to see if my comment will get removed. If so, then there are certainly big issues here and that is sad for a very interesting site like this. )

23 Kindness Toward Animals
24 Thick Skin
25 Good Looks
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