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  • Chaste or Lustfull

    To be chaste is to be monogamous, or otherwise faithful to one’s sexual mores. It does not always require virginity, so a man being faithful to his wife is exhibiting the Chaste trait. A chaste person is modest and decorous in terms of sexual or …

  • Energetic or Lazy

    A vigorous person is Energetic. This trait includes the natural inclination to get up early, work hard, and apply oneself fully to the tasks at hand. Energetic persons might be called vigorous, robust, or industrious. Laziness includes all slothful …

  • Forgiving or Vengeful

    To be forgiving means to be willing to take insult without injury. A forgiving character is unlikely to seek revenge for injuries intended or done to him. Extremely forgiving people are called “meek” (in the Biblical sense). Vengeful indicates a …

  • Generous or Selfish

    Generous determines the impulse, learning, or desire to share with others. It includes the largess of the Saxon and Cymric chieftains, and also the famed Christian virtue of Charity. Extremely generous persons are called unselfish, magnanimous, and big- …

  • Honest or Deceitful

    To be honest is to deal truthfully with others, both in matters of import or triviality, no matter what the consequences. Persons of extreme honesty are said to have integrity and to be trustworthy, scrupulous, and reliable. A deceitful person is …

  • Modest or Proud

    To be modest is to be quiet and reserved about one's gifts and accomplishments, not seeking excessive attention in the recitation of one's own deeds. A modest character is glad simply to perform deeds, rather than bask in the repeated glory of hearing …

  • Just or Arbitrary

    A just character is capable of telling what is right and wring (within the mores of his upbringing and his personal beliefs), and is desirous of passing due judgment based on that information. A very just person is called fair and impartial. Arbitrary …

  • Merciful or Cruel

    Mercy indicates a tendency to extend sympathy, pity, and aid to others. This includes sparing an enemy, giving money to the poor, helping the weak, and any other act that is not expected of one's rank and station. A very merciful person is called …

  • Spiritual or Worldly

    A spiritual character often dwells on spiritual matters, and is aware of them and their implications in the material world. (This is not the same as worship, which is an action rather than a belief.) An extremely spiritual person is devout or zealous, …

  • Temperate or Indulgent

    Temperate means that a character takes only what he needs of food, drink, and other temporal needs. He is frugal and abstains from excess. Extreme temperance indicates asceticism, perhaps even self-mortification. An indulgent character is a gourmand. …

  • Trusting or Suspicious

    One who is trusting tends to believe information without any inclination to suspect its falsity. An excessively trusting person is gullible and credulous, perhaps even a dupe. Suspicious indicates that a person is unlikely to believe what he hears …

  • Valorous or Cowardly

    To be valorous means to be brave and courageous, willing to place oneself in danger for the sake of victory, friends, or the simple love of battle. Normal knights are valorous, and thus might be referred to as doughty, stalwart, or valiant. Extremely …

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