Embrace 48 Human Characteristics Associated With Wisdom

The website The Wisdom Page has derived a list of forty-eight positive human characteristics that have been associated with wisdom.

These characteristics are:

  • compassion
  • responsibility
  • positive attitude
  • integrity
  • acceptance
  • self-knowledge
  • detached concern
  • adopting multiple perspectives
  • empathy
  • aliveness
  • appreciating ramifications
  • caring
  • attentiveness
  • commitment
  • desiring the good of the whole
  • cooperation
  • intuitive understanding
  • curiosity
  • willingness to risk
  • equanimity
  • fairness
  • generosity
  • self-acceptance
  • discernment
  • gratitude
  • deep understanding
  • hopefulness
  • wonder
  • humility
  • dedication
  • insight
  • joy
  • kindness
  • nurturance
  • self-investigation
  • openness
  • patience
  • self-actualization
  • peacefulness
  • reflectiveness
  • respect
  • self-sufficiency
  • serenity
  • sound judgment
  • truthfulness
  • vision
  • appreciating significance
  • breadth of considerations


That’s quite a list and, I myself, would honestly be hard pushed trying to embrace every one of these daily. 

However, this does not mean that I cannot aim towards cultivating these keys of self-improvement and wisdom within my own character and life 

As Lao Tzu once wisely said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

There’s just a small matter of me trying to apply these wonderful virtues successfully whilst interacting with the other weird and wonderful characters on this planet – big challenge indeed.

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