Missing Personal Qualities?

I have worked with a number of coaching clients who have needed support in building their confidence.   One of the interventions I use is to ask the client to identify their personal strengths. To help them with this I give them a list of personal qualities or aptitudes.

Recently, as I have been working on a personal project, I felt it was time to revise the list.  The added challenge was to ensure that I only used one-word descriptors, and the end result is  below.  But I have a nagging feeling that I’ve missed an important personal quality.

Do you know what word(s) are missing from my list?

Accurate 

Adaptable

Advocate

Ambitious

Analytical

Approachable

Assertive

Attentive

Autonomous

Calm

Caring

Committed

Confident

Confidential

Conscientious

Considerate

Consistent

Constructive

Courteous

Customer-focussed

Creative

Decisive

Dedicated

Dependable

Detailed

Determined

Dignified

Diplomatic

Disciplined

Driven 

Effective

Empathetic

Empowering

Encouraging

Energetic

Enthusiastic

Even-tempered

Facilitative

Flexible

Focused

Forward-looking

Honest

Imaginative

Innovative

Inspirational

Integrity

Mediator

Mindful

Motivated

Multi-tasker

Numerate

Open-minded

Organized

Participative

Patient

Perceptive

Perseverance

Persuasive

Politically-aware 

Positive

Pragmatic

Pro-active

Professional

Proud

Punctual

Receptive

Relevant

Reliable

Resourceful

Respectful

Responsible

Rigorous

Role Model

Self-belief

Sensible

Sensitive

Strategic

Successful

Supportive

Tactful

Team player

Tenacious

Thorough

Trustworthy

Visionary

Warm

Willing to learn

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7 comments on “Missing Personal Qualities?

  1. LordManley says:

    Tall
    Blond
    Stunningly attractive.

    • karencwise says:

      LOL! Thanks Lord Manley
      Stunningly attractive technically won’t be included – as that’s two words…..(I can allow stunningly-attractive).
      But the other two are “in”!

  2. Great list Karen. I would add “self-aware” – a key characteristic of effective managers and leaders.

  3. Heather says:

    Ethical? (Or Ethically minded)

  4. Kevin Ball says:

    Wise
    Safe
    Thoughtful
    Clever
    Inventive
    Loyal

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