That there are varied kinds of people in this world is not an unknown
fact. Some we know as essentially bad people, exhibiting traits like selfishness or malice, while others we take to be good people because of the positive character traits they display, like humility or kindness. There is thus the black and white, with most people displaying specks of gray. It is essential to know the varied traits because it gives us the ability to observe people, understand them and thereby form an opinion about them. Which is an essential trait to develop if there are to be relationships formed. In our daily lives, with our interactions with people in society, it makes us more adept at understanding them because we are aware of the varied traits. In the sections that follow, we will look into the varied details of how to ensure teaching about character traits in the best possible manner and why it is important.
The Importance. Unless there is a clear understanding of the different character traits, there can be no distinction made
between what is good and what is bad. Similarly, if one expects someone to develop good character traits, then it is essential that they be taught to them early on. A basic understanding of the different forms of personalities is important because it helps in understanding people, which then influences our relationships. As we get older and go out into the world, we learn to interact with varied people and thus learn to understand people. But for a child, these opportunities are not available yet. They thus have to be taught the different character traits and how to inculcate the ‘good’ among them.
More than anything else, these traits will form the basis of good behavior and values and become the crux of developing character in a person. This then becomes one of the best ways to help the children become better people.
Keys to Teaching. The reasons which guide the importance of teaching these traits has been dealt with, but how is one to go about managing the same? What are the ways in which these traits can be taught? Here are certain steps that will guide you in accomplishing this task. Preparing a List. First, there has to be a character traits list to infer from. Have a thorough list prepared of the varied good character traits and the bad.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.