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Career Development Center

Personal Strengths

Knowing your personal qualities and feeling good about them is an extremely valuable trait in projecting your worth to others.

Review this list of personal qualities and circle those qualities that you feel you truly possess.

Next, go back and put an -0- next to those qualities that you think others perceive you as having.  Consider ways in which you might expand your personal qualities this year.

I am:

dignified realistic moderate cheerful
inventive trusting responsible clear-thinking
prudent independent honest competitive
tenacious pleasant painstaking competent
intelligent steady spunky clever
progressive versatile sociable introspective
alert forceful analytical zany
daring modest forgiving discreet
emotional retiring loving kind
loyal helpful supportive purposeful
reflective outgoing consistent thorough
trustworthy sincere reflective intellectual
imaginative formal assertive precise
persevering natural motivated tactful
stable robust individualistic witty
verbal healthy cooperative dominant
ambitious original confident leisurely
curious sharp-witted poised quick
artistic frank bold thoughtful
courageous obliging strong informal
energetic self-confident broadminded practical
mature friendly warm strong-minded
relaxed open-minded cool wise
unaffected self-controlled accurate academic
humorous generous considerate adventurous
patient opportunistic aggressive adaptable
spontaneous sensible flexible determined
uninhibited gentle deliberate eager
fair-minded good-natured efficient light-hearted
methodical optimistic logical quiet
reliable organized tolerant unassuming
sensitive industrious unaffected serious
polite far-sighted original strong-minded
meticulous conservative wholesome reserved
businesslike active understanding calm
affectionate firm capable easygoing
mild careful likable resourceful
conscientious rational unexcitable cautious
tough attractive charming