#1 Honesty: To put it straight, if you don't have this characteristic, you are nothing. Someone that lies about everything, for no reason or for a reasonable excuse is not an honest person. Honesty is not easy but its the safest way to get through things. A dishonest person cannot keep a stable and happy relationship with anyone. If there was one thing my parents taught me as a child, it was to never lie to them or anyone else. It is so deceiving being dishonest.