Professionalism includes a variety of personal qualities and behaviors that demonstrate commitment to effective performance in a given job. Commitment and confidence, responsibility and dependability, honesty and ethics, and appearance and professional presence are central professional characteristics.
To characterize is to describe something by its distinctive and unique features. An example of to characterize is viewing religious devotion as a trait that characterizes a priest. An example of a situation where you characterize the author is when you describe an author's work as sentimental.
The 10 Character Traits. 1. Be Honest. Tell the truth; be sincere; don't mislead or withhold key information in relationships of trust; don't steal. 2. Demonstrate integrity. Stand up for your beliefs about right and wrong; be your best self; resist social pressure to do wrong. 3. Keep promises.
In psychology, there are five factors that determine different personality traits. The big five factors are: Openness: appreciation for a variety of experiences. Conscientiousness: planning ahead rather than being spontaneous. Extraversion: being sociable, energetic and talkative. Agreeableness: being kind, sympathetic and happy to help.
Other examples that would be seen as a unique characteristic are behaviors such as craving the taste of blood, necrophilia, sadism, masochism, imaginary friends, scatological obsessions (fecal smearing), pedophilia, bestiality, messiah complex, etc.