List of virtues

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A virtue is a characteristic of a person which supports individual moral excellence and collective well being. Such characteristics are valued as a principle and recognized as a good way to be. This list is necessarily incomplete.

Virtues of self control[edit]

Virtues of self-efficacy[edit]

  • Courage - willingness to do the right thing in the face of danger, pain, significant harm or risk
  • Patience - ability to delay or wait for what is desired
  • Perseverance - courageous patience, integrity
  • Persistence - the quality of being persistent

Virtues of regard[edit]

  • Fair-mindedness - concern that all get their due (including oneself) in cooperative arrangements of mutual benefit
  • Tolerance - willingness to allow others to lead a life based on a certain set of beliefs differing from ones own
  • Truthfulness/Honesty - telling someone what you know to be true in the context of a direct inquiry

Virtues of respect[edit]

Virtues of kindness[edit]

  • Kindness - regard for those who are within an individual's ability to help
  • Generosity - giving to those in need
  • Forgiveness - willingness to overlook transgressions made against you
  • Compassion - empathy and understanding for the suffering of others

See also[edit]