Character Traits

CHARACTER TRAITS Wake County Public School System
September                                                   Responsibility
Being dependable in carrying out obligations and duties. Showing reliability and consistency in words and conduct. Being accountable for your own actions. Being committed to active involvement in your community.
Kids Books on Responsibility
October                                                                    Respect
Showing high regard for authority, for other people, for self, for property, and for country. Understanding that all people have value as human beings.
Kids Books on Respect
November                                                                                Courage
Having the determination to do the right thing even when others don’t; the strength to follow your conscience rather than the crowd. Attempting difficult things that are worthwhile.
Kids Books on Courage
December                                                                    Kindness
Being considerate, courteous, helpful, and understanding of others. Showing care, compassion, friendship, and generosity. Treating others as you would like to be treated.
Kids Books on Kindness
January                                                                            Self-Discipline
Demonstrating hard work and commitment to purpose. Regulating yourself for improvement and refraining from inappropriate behaviors. Being in proper control of your words, actions, impulses and desires. Doing your best in all situations.
February                                                                                       Integrity
Having the inner strength to be truthful, trustworthy, and honest in all things. Acting justly and honorably.
Kids Books on Integrity
March                                                                  Perseverance
Being persistent in pursuit of worthy objectives in spite of difficulties, opposition, or discouragement. Exhibiting patience and having the fortitude to try again when confronted with delays, mistakes, or failures.
Kids Books on Perseverance
April                                                                Good Judgment
Choosing worthy goals and setting proper priorities. Thinking through the consequences of your actions. Basing decisions on practical wisdom and good sense.
Kids Books on Good Judgment
May                                                                                      Review of all traits