8 Traits That Make Up A Strong Character

Mar 23, 2022 | All Posts, Personality

In this article we look to explore the 8 traits that make up a strong character.

Knowing the list of traits that make you a strong individual is easy.

Being able to admit your flaws and areas for improvement is a completely different ball game.

Once one is able to strip back the layers, it then requires an equal amount of energy putting the positive actions into practise.

Most people want to finish the year a better person than that they started.

But it isn’t easy.

Consistently meeting new standards you have set yourself can be tricky.

As we read on we look to expand your knowledge and enable you to be able to take action and make yourself the person you wish to be.

Let’s go!

What Is A Character Trait?

A character trait is a quality or attribute that someone possesses.

Personality traits, rather than brief events, are persistent behavioral and emotional patterns.

Anyone may have a bad day now and then, become irritated, and say something rash.

When this event is isolated, this doesn’t represent a personality trait when it happens once or twice.

However, when an individual repeats a behaviour consistently over an extended period of time then we can look to reference ones personality traits.

So, if someones typical behaviour is to snap at someone rather than communicating politely, then snappiness is likely a personality trait that person has.

There are many different character traits.

But some of them are more important than others when it comes to making up a strong character.

There are both positive and negative personality traits.

We will look to further our knowledge as we continue to explore the traits that make up a strong character.

How Are Your Character Traits Determined?

The proof is in the pudding.

As humans we create conclusions based on the things we see.

There’s no escaping this.

It’s easy to create a false image of ones self, telling others what they want to hear.

You can say you’re healthy, but when the cupboard is filled with cookies and cakes, the evidence suggests otherwise.

In the same way, your character is revealed by your actions.

It’s not what you say, it’s what you do.

Others can see your character traits much more clearly than you can.

And while you may think that some of your less desirable traits are hidden away, remember that people closest to you will see them.

8 Traits That Make Up A Strong Character:

There are many traits that can make up a strong character.

Some of these include:


Determination is the foundation of a strong character. This is someone who never gives up, even in the face of adversity.

They keep pushing forward until they reach their goal.


Integral individuals are strong characters who stand up for what they believe in, no matter what others think.

They have principles and values that they live by, and they never waver from them.


A courages character is not afraid to face challenges head on.

They are willing to take risks and stand up for what they believe in, even when it’s difficult.


Compassion suggests someone is kind and caring, and they always put others before themselves.

They are always willing to lend a helping hand when needed.


A strong character never gives up, no matter how difficult things get. They keep pushing forward until they reach their goal.


Generous humans are always willing to share what they have with others.

They are generous with their time, money, and possessions.


Optimistic characters always looks on the bright side of life.

They are positive and upbeat, even in the worst situations.


Self-aware people know exactly what they do and don’t like. They know who they are and what they want in life.

They aren’t afraid to be themselves, no matter what others think.

These are just a few of the many traits that can make up a strong character.

Everyone possesses different qualities, so find what works best for you and go for it!

Can You Change Your Traits To Become A Strong Character?

Before we can make any changes we must first be able to recognise and identify.

If someone believes they are perfect they will never change and will continue to posses negative personality traits.

Therefore when analysing ones self it’s crucial that we begin with honestly and approach things with an open mind.

Only then can we start to make the necessary changes.

Once we have become aware of our negative traits, it’s not always easy to change them.

But with effort and practice, anything is possible.

So don’t give up on yourself!

You are capable of becoming whoever you want to be.

If you want to take action at Strengthwise we have n array of course and mentorship plans that can help you get the ball rolling.

Visit our website here if you want to make a change and better yourself.

Weak Character Traits

We have briefly touched on some positive personality traits earlier in this article.

Similar to positive traits there are equally an excessive amount of negative personality traits.

Below we will explore some of the weak character traits:

Negative Traits:


Arrogant people think that they are better than everyone else and that their opinion is the only one that matters.


Angry individuals lash out at others over the slightest provocation.

They often can’t control their temper and end up saying or doing things they regret.


Greed is an excessive desire for more money, possessions, or power.

People who are greedy are never satisfied with what they have and are always looking for more.


Envy is the feeling of jealousy or resentment towards someone who has something you want.

It’s different from jealousy in that it’s not just about wanting what someone else has, but also feeling angry or resentful towards them for having it.


Pride is an excessive sense of self-importance and often leads to feelings of superiority and arrogance.

People who are prideful often put their own needs above those of others.


Lazy people are always looking for shortcuts and easy ways out.

They hate doing anything that requires effort, and would rather sit around all day doing nothing.


Deceitful people will always find a way to twist the truth to their advantage.

They are dishonest and can’t be trusted.


Dishonest people will always find a way to cheat or deceive others for their own benefit.

They have no sense of right or wrong and will do whatever it takes to get what they want.

As you can see there are many negative traits that can weaken a person’s character.

But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to change.

If you recognise any of these traits in yourself, don’t despair.

You can make the necessary changes to become a strong and successful person.

All it takes is a little effort and some self-awareness.

If you want to learn more about how to change your character, visit our website or sign up for one of our courses today!

What Am I?

When we look ourselves in the mirror we know the true story, whether we like it or not.

We have to have strong character traits to be who we are and that is a good thing.

Weak character traits would be the opposite of strong character traits.

They are qualities that do not serve us well and can actually stop us from achieving our goals.

It’s important that stay honest with ourselves.

Being able to highlight the flours and areas for improvement in ourselves takes real strength.

Once we’re able to locate the areas for improvement we can begin the journey of betting ourselves.

If you’re someone who wants to take action and change for the better visit Strengthwise here.

At Strengthwise we have an abundance of courses that give you the answers to the questions you might be asking.

Take action today.

Be a better version of yourself.

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