Virtues List

Virtues are the essence of our character and character does indeed determine destiny.  The more we recognize the potential impact that practicing virtues can have on our lives, the more our lives open up to new possibilities and to greater joy and fulfillment.

The Virtues
Virtue  Definition
(Merriam-Webster)
Complements Transcends
Acceptance Noun
:
the act of accepting something or someone
Contentment, Forgiveness Rejection
Assertiveness Adjective
: disposed to or   characterized by bold or confident statements and behavior
Confidence,
Courage
Self-doubt,
Shyness
Authenticity Adjective
:
true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character
Honesty,
Integrity
Low self-esteem
Beauty Noun
:
the qualities in a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind
Joyfulness,
Peace
Ugliness
Caring Verb
:
feeling or showing concern for other people
Compassion,
Kindness
Cruelty,
Insensitivity
Cleanliness Noun
:
the practice of keeping yourself and your surroundings clean
Orderliness,
Purity
Dirtiness
Commitment Noun
:
An agreement or pledge to do something in the   future
Loyalty,
Perseverance
Lack of Direction
Compassion Noun
:
sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress   together with a desire to alleviate it
Caring,
Understanding
Grief,
Judgment
Confidence Noun
:
a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at   something
Assertiveness,
Courage
Self-doubt, Uncertainty
Consideration Noun
: the act of thinking carefully about something you will make a decision about
Caring,
Compassion
Selfishness
Contentment Noun
: the state of being happy and satisfied
Fulfillment,
Joy
Dissatisfaction, Restlessness
Cooperation Noun
: a situation in which people work together to do something
Teamwork,
Unity
Defiance
Courage Noun
:
mental or moral strength to venture,   persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
Boldness,
Confidence
Fear, Self-doubt
Creativity Noun
:
the ability to make new things or think of new ideas
Joy,
Purposefulness
Ordinary
Detachment Noun
:
lack of emotion or of personal interest
Faith,
Freedom
Control
Determination Noun
:
a quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult
Commitment, Tenaciousness Complacency
Dignity Noun
:
a way of appearing or behaving that suggests seriousness and self-control
Honor,
Respect
Egoism,
Selfishness
Encouragement Noun
: something that makes someone more determined, hopeful, or confident
Enthusiasm Noun
:
strong excitement about something : a strong feeling of active interest in   something that you like or enjoy
Energy,
Motivation
Boredom,
Indifference
Ethical Adjective
:
following accepted rules of behavior
: morally right and good
Fairness,
Respect
Immorality
Excellence Noun
:
extremely high quality
Dignity, Honor,
Integrity, Respect
Mediocrity
Fairness Adjective
:
treating people in a way that does not favor some over others
Equality, Justice Grievance,
Injustice
Faith Noun
:
strong belief or trust in someone or something
Confidence,
Hope, Trust
Apprehension,
Doubt
Flexibility Adjective
:
willing to change or to try different things
Detachment, Understanding Stubbornness
Forgiveness Noun
:
the act of forgiving someone or something
Freedom,
Peace
Anger,
Bitterness
Friendliness Adjective
:
acting like a friend
: kind and helpful
Kindness,
Tact
Shyness
Generosity Noun
: the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish : the quality of being generous
Kindess,
Service
Stinginess,
Self-centeredness
Gentleness Adjective
: having or showing a kind and quiet nature: not harsh or violent
Patience,
Peace
Aggression
Graciousness Noun
: very polite in a way that shows respect
Dignity,
Tact
Disrespect,
Rudeness
Gratitude Noun
: a feeling of appreciation or thanks
Hope,
Joy, Peace
Disappointment,
Pain
Harmonious Adjective
: having parts that are related or combined in a pleasing way
Unity Hostility
Helpfulness Adjective
: making it easier to do a job, deal with a problem, etc.
: giving help
Graciousness,
Service
Negativity
Honesty Noun
: the quality of being fair and truthful
Integrity,
Truthfulness
Deceitfulness
Honor Noun
: respect that is given to someone who is admired
Dignity,
Respect
Shame
Hope Verb
:
to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true
Faith,
Joy, Trust
Despair,
Frustration
Humility Noun
: the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people
Modesty Arrogance,
Pride
Idealism Noun
: the attitude of a person who believes that it is possible to live according to very high standards of behavior and honesty
Confidence,
Hope
Cynicism,
Pessimism
Integrity Noun
: the quality of being honest and fair
Honesty,
Trust
Corruption,
Deceitfulness
Imaginative Adjective
: having or showing an ability to think of new and interesting ideas: having or showing imagination
Creativity Ordinary,
Rationalism
Joyfulness Adjective
: feeling, causing, or showing great happiness
: full of joy
Hope,
Peace, Love
Discontent,
Suffering
Justice Noun
: the process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals
Fairness,
Integrity
Discrimination
Kindness Noun:
: the quality or state of being kind
: a kind act
Caring,
Compassionate
Cruelty,
Loneliness
Love Noun
: a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person
Caring,
Forgiveness, Unity
Fear
Loyalty Noun
: the quality or state of being loyal
Honesty,
Trust
Betrayal
Moderation Noun
: the quality or state of being reasonable and avoiding behavior, speech, etc., that is extreme or that goes beyond what is normal or acceptable
Diligence,
Responsibility
Obsessions,
Overindulgence
Modesty Noun
: the quality of not being too proud or confident about yourself or your   abilities
Humility Self-importance
Optimistic Adjective
: having or showing hope for the future
: expecting good things to happen
Hope,
Joyfulness
Pessimism
Orderliness Adjective
: arranged or organized in a logical or regular way
Cleanliness,
Purity
Chaos
Passionate Adjective
: having, showing, or expressing strong emotions or beliefs
Enthusiasm,
Purposefulness
Indifference
Patience Noun
: the ability to wait for a long time without becoming annoyed or upset
Determination,
Peace
Frustration
Peace Noun
:a state of tranquility or quiet
Love,
Serenity, Unity
Anger,
Cruelty
Perseverance Noun
: continued effort to do or achieve something   despite difficulties, failure, or opposition
Commitment,
Determination,
Resilience
Laziness
Preparedness Noun
: the quality or state of being prepared
Excellence,
Orderliness
Complacency
Purposefulness Noun
: having a purpose as in something set up as an object or end to be attained
Creativity,
Commitment,
Joyfulness
Boredom,
Indifference
Reliability Noun
:
the quality or state of being reliable
Integrity,
Loyalty
Untrustworthiness
Respect Noun
: an act of giving particular attention
Dignity,
Reverence
Inconsideration
Responsibility Noun
:
the quality or state of being responsible as in  moral, legal, or mental accountability
Courtesy,
Tact, Trust
Selfishness
Reverence Noun
: honor or respect that is felt for or shown to (someone or something)
Respect, Worth Hatred
Self-discipline Noun
: correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement
Commitment,
Determination
Chaos, Unruliness
Service Noun
: contribution to the welfare of others
Compassion,
Generosity,
Purposefulness
Lack of concern,
Self-centeredness
Sincerity Noun
:
the quality or state of being sincere
: honesty of mind
Authentic Disingenuousness
Tact Noun
:
a keen sense of what to do or say in order to maintain good relations with others or avoid offense
Graciousness,
Responsibilty
Clumsiness
Temperate Noun
:
habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetites or passions
Moderation Excessiveness
Tenacious Adjective
:
persistent in maintaining,   adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired
Discipline,
Perseverance
Indecision
Thankfulness Adjective
: conscious of benefit received
Gratitude,
Thoughtfulness
Unappreciative
Tolerance Noun
: capacity to endure pain or hardship
: sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own
Patience,
Tenacious
Narrow-mindedness
Trust Noun
: assured reliance on the character, ability,   strength, or truth of someone or something
Loyalty,
Respect
Doubt,
Skepticism
Truthfulness Adjective
: telling or disposed to tell the truth
Honesty,
Faith, Trust
Corruption,
Deceit
Understanding Noun
: an agreement of opinion or feeling
: adjustment of   differences
Kindness,
Tolerance
Egoism
Unity Noun
: the quality or state of being made one
Harmony,
Love, Peace
Loneliness
Visionary Noun
:
a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination
Imagination,
Leadership
Lack of Inspiration
Wisdom Noun
: accumulated philosophic or scientific learning : knowledge
Idealism,
Visionary
Lack of Intelligence
Wonder Noun
:
a feeling caused by seeing something that is very surprising, beautiful, amazing, etc.
Creativity,
Imagination
Boredom