Fairness: Defining Character

A person of character is fair and just. He/she tries to be impartial and is open to differing viewpoints.

Consider the following examples of "do's and don'ts:"

Do:

  • Treat people equally and give everyone a chance.
  • Be open-minded to what others have to say.
  • Follow and play by the rules.

Don't:

  • Take advantage of others.
  • Blame others carelessly or unfairly.
  • Use favoritism in rewarding or punishing others.
  • Take more than your fair share of anything.

Fairness:

  • Play by the rules.
  • Take turns and share.
  • Be open-minded; listen to others.
  • Don't blame others carelessly.

For more information on this topic, check out Who's in the Mirror? Finding the Real Me and Parenting to Build Character in Your Teen.