1. All exceptional people have certain qualities in common. These unique qualities are called character traits.

2. It doesn’t matter how smart you are, how awesome your grades are, or how great you are in a sport. These things do not make you a great person.

3. A person can be the best point guard in the NBA, but if she or he doesn’t have respect for other people, they are merely a great athlete which is altogether different from being a great person.

4. Someone else may have the best grades in school, but without honesty that student is simply a person with an impressive report card.