Character Strengths and Weaknesses

Character Strengths and Weaknesses

 

God’s Word calls us as Christians to encourage and build up each other (1 Thes. 5:11), to think upon the things that are worthy of praise (Phil. 4:8).  Because of our sinfulness, the positive qualities which God has given are often misused and twisted until they appear as negative traits.  However, by discerning the God-given positive quality that lies beneath the negative trait, we can still think upon the things that are worthy of praise and encourage others.

 

Positive Qualities


1.       alertness
2.       amiable, friendly
3.       analytic
4.       aspiration
5.       compassionate, loving
6.       confidence in yourself
8.       co-operative
9.       courage, boldness
9.       courteous

10.     creative

11.     cares enough to confront others of their wrongs

12.     decisive

13.     diligent

14.     discerning

15.     disciplined

16.     discretionate

17.     dedicated

18.     earnest, sincere

19.     efficient, organized

20.     enthusiastic

21.     expressive

22.     encourager

23.     fair-minded, just

24.     flexible

25.     forgiving

26.     frank

27.     frugal, thrifty

28.     generous

29.     grateful, appreciative

30.     goal-oriented (has objectives for life)

31.     gentle

32.     honest, truthful

33.     hospitable

34.     humble

35.     initiative

36.     faithful, responsible

37.     faith, trusting

38.     joyful

39.     kind

40.     knowledgeable

41.     loyal

42.     leader

43.     love of God’s Word

44.     lover of prayer

45.     meek

46.     neat, clean

47.     not self-willed

48.     objective

49.     patient

50.     persistent, determined, persevering

51.     persuasive

Positive Qualities Misused (negative traits)

 

1.       nosy, jumpy

2.       spineless, namby-pamby, without conviction

3.       over-attention to detail, picky, petty, crabby

4.       over-ambitious, competitive spirit, scheming

5.       sentimental, undue empathy, gushy

6.       conceit, overconfidence, lordly, overbearing,

7.       conniving, conspiring, compromising

8.       reckless, brash, brazen, incautious

9.       smooth-spoken, superficial, flatterer

10.     day-dreaming, cunning, mischievous, crafty

11.     critical, judgmental, proud

12.     inflexible, ruthless, domineering

13.     slavish, servile, one-track-mind, too detailed

14.     judgmental, critical, fault-finding, snoopy

15.     rigid, harsh, overbearing, tyrannical

16.     overly cautious, secretive, timid

17.     unbending, inflexible

18.     scrupulous, meticulous, overly serious

19.     overly organized, fussy, rigid, impatient

20.     fanatical, radical, overbearing, overwrought

21.     talkative, flowery, glib, wordy

22.     not truthful, exaggerating, superficial

23.     indecisive, indiscriminate, undiscerning

24.     wishy-washy, indecisive, spineless

25.     lenient, condoning, irresponsible, weak

26.     tactless, insensitive, undiplomatic, insulting

27.     stingy, miserly, tightwad, penny-pinching

28.     squanderer, spend-thrift, lavish, wasteful, splurge

29.     flattering, fawning, gushy

30.     insensitive, inflexible

31.     afraid to correct, reprove, or rebuke

32.     outspoken, blunt, brutal, too revealing

33.     social climber, cliquish, ingratiating

34.     self-abasing, reticent, inferiority

35.     over-extended

36.     senseless, petty

37.     poor sense of judgment, naive, foolish

38.     giddy, hyper-emotional

39.     unloving, not truthful

40.     pride, irrelevancy

41.     possessive, worshipful, unduly attached

42.     authoritarian, dictator

43.     spiritual pride

44.     spiritual pride

45.     spine-less, wishy-washy

46.     perfectionist, too meticulous, over-particular

47.     careless, sloppy

48.     insensitive, too broadminded, unloving, no conviction

49.     indifferent, permissive, nonchalant, “door-mat”

50.     stubborn, headstrong, inflexible, self-willed

51.     high-pressured, propagandistic, pushy

52.     punctual

53.     purposeful

54.     purity of life

55.     positive self- image

56.     peaceful

57.     resolute, unwavering

58.     resourceful

59.     reconciler

60.     respected

61.     sensitive

62.     steadfast, not a quitter, enduring

63.     self-less, servant-attitude

64.     sensible, sober-minded, prudent

65.     teachable

66.     understanding

67.     uncontentious, not argumentative

68.     visionary, optimistic

69.     wise

70.     spiritually-minded, eternal-values

71.     genuine

72.     discreet humor

73.     quick, responsive

74.     playful, hang-loose

 

52.     impatient with those not punctual

53.     single-minded, inflexible, intense

54.     spiritual pride

55.     pride, superiority complex

56.     apathy, indifferent

57.     hard-headed, close-minded, stubborn

58.     scheming, calculating, overly independent, manipulative

59.     busy-body, nosy

60.     worshipped

61.     touchy, easily offended, thin-skinned

62.     stubborn, foolish, hard-headed

63.     martyr, pride

64.     too serious, somber

65.     wishy-washy, vacillating

66.     undue empathy

67.     indifferent, apathetic, compromise, people-pleaser

68.     unrealistic, insensible

69.     proud

70.     spiritual pride

71.     too revealing

72.     inappropriate humor, giddy laugh

73.     impulsive

74.     immature, childish

 

 

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