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.

Damn Rights! Without Respect you aren't worthy!

Respect to me is more important then Love!

A person always have to be respected

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.

Exactly, you learn more from your failures than you do when you succeed

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

Correct. It makes a person more improved one.

3 Love

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.

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, I 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

I disagree with the order of your list, I'd place this one first. Anyway, I understand your point. Great list!

Love is the center of Jesus Christ, he IS the pure definition of love, that's how he lived his life

4 Good Sense of Humor

Twisted humor counts right?

I think having a good sense of humour makes people like you. it makes them see that you can be a good sense of humoured person.

5 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.

6 Acceptance
7 Patience

Patience is must as some of our life's most important things take time to happen but one day we can have them till that time we should have patience

8 Kindness
9 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.

Ehh, Depends on the person

10 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!

And what stops a person from doing bad things in the first place? A thing called shame stops us from doing bad things in the first place. - Kiteretsunu

The Contenders

11 Passion
12 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

13 Empathy
14 Humility
15 Forgiveness

Oh, what's that? You killed my family and stole all of my personal belongings? IT'S OK I FORGIVE YOU!

It hurts when you don't forgive!

16 Selflessness
17 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.

18 Compassion
19 Open-Mindedness

Yes, most importantly

20 Honesty

Being hones 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

21 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. )

22 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.

Now I think I'm a sociopath

23 Kindness Toward Animals

NUMBER ONE! NUMBER ONE! The only times I ever cry is when it involves animal abusing.


24 Thick Skin
25 Good Looks

If a murderer was good-looking would you consider him/her to be a good person? I don’t think so.

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