What is Character?

What is the good of a person, and how can we encourage good character in young people? It begins with answering the question of what is character? Good character is not the absence of deficits and problems but rather a well-developed collection of positive traits. Character strengths are those aspects of personality that are virtuous that, when developed and exercised, not only prevent undesirable life outcomes but are important as markers and causes of healthy life-long development.