Life Skills: Virtues – Good Character Traits

Quite some time ago, we posted about life skills and various activities to learn or in which to engage. Let’s refresh our memories on the character traits that help us be better all-around, as both citizens in our communities and individuals.

Caring: feel concern for others
Common Sense: to think things through checkmark

Cooperation: work together towards a common goal

Courage: face challenges with confidence

Curiosity: desire to learn about a wide range of things

Effort: try your hardest

Flexibility: ability to alter plans when needed

Friendship: make and keep a friend

Initiative: do something because it needs to be done

Integrity: act according to what’s right and wrong

Organization: plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way

Patience: wait calmly for something

Perseverance: continue in spite of challenges

Pride: satisfaction from doing personal best

Problem-solving: seek solutions to difficult situations
Responsibility: accountable for own actions checkmark

I wanted to talk about caring – feeling concern for others, but now that I’m reviewing the list, I kind of want to talk about cooperation. So, what I’ll do, is talk about all of them! Seriously, we’ll discuss the various traits as we come to each one. We’ve already discussed responsibility. We have kind of discussed common sense with Reverend Kim’s list of 50 facts of life. We’ll start at the top and work our way down the list, but we’ll remember we’ve already checked two of those topics off.

So now, let’s look at how Merriam-Webster defines care, the verb/action/attitude



: to feel interest in something : to be interested in or concerned about something

: to feel affection for someone

: to want to do something or to be something



a :  to feel trouble or anxiety

b :  to feel interest or concern <care about freedom>

:  to give care <care for the sick>
a :  to have a liking, fondness, or taste <don’t care for your attitude>
b :  to have an inclination <would you care for some pie>
 So who do you value? What are you concerned about? What are you interested in? To what things do you show a detailed level of care, interest, affection, concern, wanting to do well?

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