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

I respect everyone when I first meet them but if they continue to hurt me and show me that they don't deserve the respect they get I leave them in the dust and walk away. For the most part I try to show people I respect them

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.

2 Love

Being able to love being deserving to be loved is what makes a good person somebody it teaches you why you want to be a good person, to spend the rest of your life with someone to always have a friend by your side why you want parents who will love you.

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.

3 Acceptance
4 Empathy
5 Passion
6 Patience

Having patience is important it teaches you how to wait for others and your self

7 Kindness

Always be kind it show people that you really do care about them

8 Selflessness
9 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. :/

10 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.

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11 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.

12 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!

13 Good Sense of Humor

Twisted humor counts right?

14 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.

15 Open-Mindedness

Yes, most importantly

16 Humility
17 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

18 Forgiveness

It hurts when you don't forgive!

19 Kindness Toward Animals
20 Thick Skin
21 Compassion
22 Good Looks
23 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. )

24 Friendly
25 Modesty
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