by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 170 comments and questions on Character issues. They are listed according to date.
You can read them to further your understanding of the subject.
|Having an incantation of repayment||Trustworthy||USA|
|So-called friend scammed her||Stealing||USA|
|Permission to use material||Determination||Nigeria|
|Request for book foreword||Responsible||Nigeria|
|Factors that affect your character||Definition||USA|
|What is good character?||General||India|
|Why do people act in extremes?||Extremes in Good Character||South Africa|
|Success in business based on character||General||Nigeria|
|When was article originally written?||Resources||USA|
|How to deal with negative traits||Personal Traits||USA|
|Wants information on ambition||Ambition||Indonesia|
|Turning in office stealer||Stealing||USA|
|Would like to receive free motivational and educational books||General||Zambia|
|Link between business and ethics||Business||Nigeria|
|Seeking questions on character for dissertation||Resources||Philippines|
Having an incantation of repayment
September 14, 2016
What does having an incantation of repayment have to do with being trustworthy?
Bella - USA (27285)
I'm sorry, but I don't know what you mean by "an incantation of repayment." There are several possible meanings to the phrase.
So-called friend scammed her
August 27, 2016
I sent money to a friend in Africa to help him get a visa to come to the united states. In a period of six months I sent him several thousands of dollars. I also went to Africa and spent 3 weeks with him. As soon as I got back to the US he took all the money for the visa and got married on it with his scammer girlfriend. He paid for the wedding and bought wedding rings with my money. Then, kept calling me telling me he was sorry and didn't know why he did it. Telling me he married her on a condition, etc. Will this person ever pay for stealing my money. Even though he said he was sorry and asked me to forgive him. Is their marriage cursed and will it ever last between them because of this action on their part to swindle and defraud me.
Carolyn - USA (27241)
You were certainly trying to be kind to help out your friend. However, his character was not very good, such that he took advantage of your kindness.
The fact that he is continuing to contact you and asking for forgiveness may be an effort to get on your good side and perhaps ask for more help.
I believe that you can kiss your money good-bye and chalk this up to a lesson learned.
He may have been influenced by his girlfriend, or they may have planned it together. At the very least, they deserve each other. Perhaps their marriage is cursed.
Unfortunately, you always have to be suspicious of the intentions of some people.
Best wishes for a good life with good friends.
Permission to use material
June 5, 2016
Thanks for this great write up on determination. Indeed it is an eyes opener to success and greatness.
Would be kind enough to permit me to do some extract from this write up for distribution.
Endeavour to furnish me with the approval soon.
Once again thank you.
Emmanuel - Nigeria (27056)
I am glad you found the information useful. You can use the material for distribution, provided you cite or refer to the web page you are using.
Best wishes for success in your endeavors.
Request for book foreword
June 3, 2016
Good day my name is Abugu Peter-Raymond. I am a Nigerian writer. I have an inspirational book that bothers on Responsibility and discipline as part of the key to fulfilling one's dreams of success.
I therefore wish to request for the privilege of having you write the foreword to this book. I will be glad if you grant me this privilege. I look forward to hearing from you.
Abugu - Nigeria (27051)
Congratulations on writing your book. I would be glad to write a foreword to your book.
Please give me more details about your book and its subject, as well as the desired focus that you would like for the foreword.
Factors that affect your character
April 21, 2016
What are the factors that affect your character positive and that affect your character negative?
Kgosietsile - USA (26955)
Character consist of learned behavior traits. You learn that it is beneficial to you to be honest, helpful, and conscientious.
But some people are taught to be dishonest, lazy, and such. They could be taught that from parents or friends. Having a reputation of negative character can result in losses. Often people with poor character traits learn to improve their character.
What is good character?
April 17, 2016
what is good character? Explain why it is needed for students or children.
chinglembi - India (26940)
Good character is behaving in an acceptable manner in society. Basic rules of character are to do your best, don't harm others, and be honest.
It is important for students and children to have good character so that they will mature into being outstanding citizens.
See Character of Children is Important for more information.
Why do people act in extremes?
March 21, 2016
Why do people act in the extremes mentioned in your article? In particular being determined. What could be the root of that?
Thank you so much.
Mari - South Africa (26878)
Although a person can be taught to be determined in seeking to a achieve a goal, quite often much of it is a personality trait, especially if the person is extremely determined.
You can see this in children who are very stubborn and want their own way or want to get something.
Being determined to achieve a goal is an admirable trait unless it is extreme. Sometimes a person may want something so bad that he or she becomes ruthless in trying to get it or simply doesn't know when to quit.
It is an interesting characteristic. You can learn from observing people to try to see the root of their actions.
Success in business based on character
August 10, 2015
the formation and success in business is not solely on the availability of money but on character discuss
John - Nigeria (26263)
Success in a business is usually based on the relationship and trust that the customers have in those running the business. Character traits such as integrity and honesty are very important in keeping customers.
When starting a new business, investors need to know the entrepreneur has good character traits, such that he or she will follow through in implementing the business idea.
When was article originally written?
March 24, 2015
I see that you revised this article in January 2014, however can you provide me with the original date so that I can correctly cite my reference.
Robyn - USA (25854)
The "Character Resources" page was originally done on 6 December 2002 and last revised on 24 April 2012.
However, I think you are referring to another article. "Ambition" was originally written in 29 May 2007, and "Social Character Traits" was originally written on 8 February 2007.
I hope that helps.
How to deal with negative traits
December 26, 2014
Your descriptions are true, but more emphasis should be placed on how to deal with the traits install of just describing them.
Joseph - USA (25664)
If you realize that you have some negative character traits, you certainly will want to improve or correct them. But when dealing with other people, it can be difficult.
You can form opinions about others (see Judging the Character of Others), but dealing with them is another thing. For example, if a person at work is careless, how can you deal with the situation?
It is worth some thought. I'll try to add some ideas on that subject.
Wants information on ambition
December 12, 2014
Dear Mr/Ms of school for champion
My name is ade denaria, Student of Buddhi University in Indonesia,
I would like to ask your help to explain about ambition, I need that infornation for my Thesis/paper.
Could you please kindly inform about:
1.the meaning of ambition
2.types of ambition
3.cause of ambition
4.positive and negative sides of ambition effect.
Could you please inform me as soon as possibe .. because I need it for my rederences.
Thank you for your attention, looking forward your email
ade - Indonesia (25640)
Ambition is a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work. One type of ambition is internal, where the person wants to do his or her best. Another type of ambition is external, where the person wants to succeed in a competition.
Some people seem to be born with more ambition than others. It seems to be a personality trait. Others are taught to be ambitious and want to achieve things from their parents. It is more of a character trait.
When a person has too much ambition, he or she can become ruthless in achieving goals. However, someone with little ambition can be considered shiftless or lazy.
I hope that helps with your paper.
Turning in office stealer
November 15, 2014
How can you convince a fellow worker to turn in our office stealer,
who he knows all about ?
Dennis - USA (25545)
That is difficult, especially if the crook is a friend of your fellow worker. Even if the person is not a friend, it is tough to do, because the crook may try to get revenge.
There are two possible routes to take. One is to leave an anonymous note, warning the person to immediately stop stealing or the authorities will be notified.
Another one is to try to catch him in the act. That may be harder to do, but once a person is caught, he usually will stop the stealing. (Or maybe be more careful).
At a job I had, someone was stealing lunches from the department refrigerator. Finally, a worker caught a manager eating his lunch. The manager apologized and never did it again. We all heard about it and had a lower view of this guy after that.
Anyway, I hope you are able to stop this crook from stealing.
Let me know how things work out.
Would like to receive free motivational and educational books
August 25, 2014
I would like to receive free motivational and educational books. how would you help me.
francoise - Zambia (25319)
You can download Free Motivational Books.
For educational books, it is best to state a specific subject. However, you can check Free Educational Books.
There are other sources available. Best wishes on improving yourself.
Link between business and ethics
August 6, 2014
please i want you to put me through with facts. Here is the question; WITH THE THEORY OF ETHICS, EXAMINE THE LINK BETWEEN BUSINESS AND ETHICS? PLEASE THE ANSWER SHOULD AT LEAST SIX PAGES. HOPING TO RECEIVE A FEED BACK IN FIVE DAYS TIME. THANKS.
ITORO - Nigeria (25248)
A good source for material and articles on the subject is Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. You should be able to find enough information to fill in your six pages.
Best wishes in your project.
Seeking questions on character for dissertation
May 7, 2014
i am currently making a research proposal for my dissertation, entitle The Relationship of Personal Characteristics and Job Satisfaction to Adversity Quotient of Educators. one of my predicament is to find a questionnaire to determine or measure the personal character of my respondents. please help me.
- Philippines (24932)
It is very difficult to determine the character of a person through a questionnaire, primarily because most people are poor judges of their own character. For example, if you ask a person if he or she has the character trait of being hard-working, most will say they are, even thought the person may be lazy.
The judgement of a person's character usually comes from others. That is why job applicants often need to provide character references, although that is not fool-proof either.
It seems like you are considering personality traits or characteristics. Some personalities respond to adversity better than others. There are many good personality trait tests, such as the Myers-Briggs set of questions.
I hope this information is useful to you. Best wishes for success in your dissertation.
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