3 Traits Every Good Politician Should Have

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When laws started getting passed in my city that I didn't agree with, I decided that I had to take a stand. Instead of going with the flow, I thought about running for office to have more of a say as far as what got passed. It was a lot of work to campaign for city council, but when I finally got in, I was amazed to see how much of a difference I could make. I was able to campaign for better laws and actually change the way that they did things in our city--saving everyone time and money. This blog is all about making a difference in your community.

3 Traits Every Good Politician Should Have

5 February 2016
 Categories: Government & Politics, Blog


Holding any government office is a high honor. It isn't something that just anyone can go out and do. It takes a special type of person to work in this demanding environment and be able to serve the people of the area each and every day. Because of this, you need certain types of traits. If you are going to work as a politician in any capacity, here are three traits that all good politicians should possess.

Fairness and objectivity.

One of the first things the people look for when electing someone to office is whether that individual is objective and fair. If they are someone who only cares about the things they want and have no regard for the people in the community, they aren't going to stand a chance getting elected or succeeding in office. The individual has to be willing to make an unbiased judgement, not letting their emotions or personal feelings get in the way. This individual is willing to listen to what the community wants and needs and form an informed decision about the issues based on that.

Humbleness.

If the individual is merely running for office for the sole purpose of gaining attention and having all eyes on them, it isn't going to be good for the community. The people need to know that the leader chosen isn't there for their own personal gain. They are there to help improve the community and make the area a better place for everyone. Anyone merely out to get everyone listening to what they want isn't going to do good for the people. You need someone who isn't about their own agendas, but the agendas of the people.

Honesty.

Everyone wants a leader who is honest and forthcoming. If the individual cannot be honest about who they are, where they came from or what mistakes they made in their life, it isn't going to be a good fit for the community. You don't want someone who has to hide who they really are. People pleasers never do good for the people in the community. It takes courage to stand up and say who you are without trying to hide anything. That is an admirable quality of a leader.

If the individual running for office possesses the three characteristics above, you stand an excellent chance of getting someone who is going to help take the community to where you want it to be.

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