“He’s a good guy.”
How many times have you heard or said something along those lines? Probably a lot. But what does it even mean to be a good guy?
Sure, holding the door open for someone is nice. As is donating to charity, saying please and thank you, and washing your dishes instead of leaving them in the sink (yes, I’m looking at you, darling co-worker who doesn’t know how to pick up a sponge).
But these are all acts of kindness and don’t necessarily define a good person. This video will take you through 10 characteristics—such as resilience and self-awareness—that will ensure you’re a stand-up person if you embrace them. And who knows, this could even make you more likable at work.
(But yes, you should keep holding open the door for people, too.)
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author