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Character Counts! Characteristics

The Six Pillars of Character


These six core ethical values form the foundation of the
CHARACTER COUNTS! youth-ethics initiative

Trustworthiness

Trustworthiness

Be honest . Don't deceive, cheat or steal . Be reliable - do what you say you'll do . Have the courage to do the right thing . Build a good reputation . Be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country.

Respect

Respect

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule . Be tolerant of differences . Use good manners, not bad language . Be considerate of the feelings of others . Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone . Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements.

Responsibility

Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do . Persevere: keep on trying! . Always do your best . Use self-control . Be self-disciplined . Think before you act - consider the consequences . Be accountable for your choices.

 

Fairness

Fairness

Play by the rules . Take turns and share . Be open-minded; listen to others . Don't take advantage of others . Don't blame others carelessly.

 

Caring

Caring

Be kind . Be compassionate and show you care . Express gratitude . Forgive others . Help people in need

Citizenship

Citizenship

Do your share to make your school and community better . Cooperate . Stay informed; vote . Be a good neighbor . Obey laws and rules . Respect authority . Protect the environment.


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