Characteristics of a Good Man

What makes a good man? What special characteristics does a good man possess? Where can I find a good man? These are questions that many of us find ourselves asking and many people believe that good men are hard to find. Truth is that they are all around us and often times they simply go unnoticed. “Bad” men tend to be loud and rude and they ensure that their presence is known, so they are more noticeable. A good man has enough self-confidence in himself that he does not need to draw the attention to himself.

If we only take the time to get to know most men, we would find that the majority of them are good men and possess the necessary characteristics to make them good men. For women who think there are no good men left in the world, they need to look a little harder and not just notice those men who are making a point to be noticed. The good men are out there and many of them are just waiting to be noticed.

A Good Man Has Integrity

Integrity is one of the most important characteristics that a good man can possess. A man with integrity will stay true to his word and true to himself. If he tells you that he is going to do something, he will follow through and do what he has said. You can count on him to always be there for you and defend you as a friend. He does not pretend to be something that he is not and he knows who he is and who he wants to be. A man with integrity will have strong values and he will stick to those values no matter what the cost.

You can tell if a man has integrity by the way he treats himself and others. If he is kind to himself and to others and is always looking for ways to help people and be kind, then he has integrity. These good men are highly respected and in return they give their respect to others. They may require you to be worthy of respect before they offer it to you because of their high moral compass, they want others to share their values. Often these men show great courage because at times they are required to stand up for their beliefs at all times.

A Good Man Is Honest

Honesty is a great quality that everyone is looking for in a person but is often times hard to find. A good man will tell you the truth and not just what he thinks you want to hear. A man with honesty will not make up stories or make promises that he never intends to keep just to look good but will tell you honestly what he will do and how he feels. Sometimes honesty can be hard to deal with because it is not what we want to hear but it is better to have a good man who truthful then one who will fill you with lies.

You will be easily able to tell if a man is honest if he does not lie to you. A good man will not need to be secretive and hide things from you but will tell the truth and be almost an open book. A man with honesty will be faithful in his relationships and women will not need to worry that he is cheating on them. He will be genuine and you will not need to guess about what he is thinking or feeling. Honesty is a great attribute for a good man to have.

A Good Man Is Mature

A good man is mature and able to take care of himself. He will have a successful and stable career. He may not necessarily be a wealthy man but has a stable job that pays enough for him to take care of himself and his needs. It is a fact that men mature a little later in life than women but we have all met a “bad” guy who is well past the maturing age but still thinks he is in high school. A mature man will know that the time has come to grow up and be an adult.

You will know if a man is mature by how he lives his life. He should live on his own or with a roommate and definitely not still be living with his parents. He should be handling mature responsibilities like maintaining a job, paying his bills, have a car and other adult like situations. He will be able to carry himself in a public setting in a respectable manner and understands his adult role. A good man must be mature enough to care for himself and take care of all of his needs on his own.

A Good Man Has a Positive Attitude

A good man should have a positive attitude which may be difficult to find since we live in such a negative society. With a positive attitude, people will want to be around him and to have fun around him. A good man will be happy with his life and the world around him and he will want to look out for others and to help them. Positive people are usually quite different from negative people and they tend to smile and laugh more.

You will know if a man has a positive attitude by how he carries himself. He will be upbeat and look for the good in things and people. A negative person will always be complaining and seeing the bad side to everything and after a while they can be very hard to be around and they tend to turn you into a negative person also. With a positive man, he will be smiling and always brightening up people’s days. He will be a joy to be around and his happiness should spread to you and you should feel happy when you are around him.

A Good Man Is Self-Confident

A good man will be confident in himself and who he is. This is an important characteristic in a good man because when they are self-confident, they are less likely to change who they are and to stay true to themselves. A man with self-confidence will not be deterred from what he believes to be true and will not be easily pressured into doing things that he does not believe in. Self-confidence makes a man happy and fun to be around because he will not be constantly questioning himself or others around him.

You will know if a man has self-confidence by how he sees himself because he will have a distinctive set of goals that he has set for himself. He will believe that he is worthy of good things and he will set out to find them. This self-confidence will show through because he will not second guess himself and when he makes decisions he will more likely to stick to the decision that he made. Self-confident men are good to be around because they strong and protective and are able to take of not just themselves but those around them.


  1. I don't have anything profound to say except you missed one quality and that's that he be a prince among men.

  2. incomplete list of character traits…

  3. Humans, not just men are so complex. These core values do describe a good man but the list is incomplete. It would take a book to begin to scratch the surface. But… if I had mastered all of these values, hundreds of others would tie in giving the benefit of the doubt to the author.

  4. Fairly obvious assertions with no objective references to studies or surveys. Also several typos and grammatical errors.

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