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Character Counts

Character Counts


A trustworthy person is always honest. He or she always tells the truth and is dependable. We can always count on a trustworthy person doing the right thing. How can I be trustworthy?
  • Be honest, tell the truth
  • 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
  • Stand up for your beliefs
  • Show commitment, courage, and self discipline
  • Return what you borrow
  • Keep your promises
A respectful person is always polite. He or she always treats others the way that he or she wants to be treated. A respectful person makes other people feel good to be around him or her. How can I be respectful?
  • Treat others with respect, following the Golden Rule
  • Use good manners, not bad language
  • Be tolerant of differences
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others
  • Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

A responsible person is a person you can count on. They always do what they are supposed to do. A responsible person makes good choices. How can I be responsible?
  • 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
A fair person is fun to be with because they always follow the rules.
He or she makes sure that everyone gets a turn. A fair person is a good listener. How can I be fair?
  • Play by the rules
  • Takes turns and share
  • Be open-minded: listen to others
  • Don't blame others carelessly

A caring person is always nice to others. He or she forgives mistakes.
A caring person will help you out if you ever need them. How can I be caring?
  • Be kind
  • Be compassionate and show you care
  • Express gratitude
  • Forgive others
  • Help people in need
A person who shows citizenship cares about their neighborhood.
He or she helps keep our school looking great.
A good citizen follows rules. How can I be a good citizen?
  • 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