Compassionate Traits

Growing Compassion Through 9 Essential Traits

Your best you: Thoughtfulness, creativity, and compassion.

From the playground to the boardroom, you hold the key to shaping the culture and direction of the world we share. In a world where people too often turn to apathy and disengagement in the face of global issues, it is now more vital than ever that we change the way we make decisions and act for people, other animals and the planet we share.

Our 9 Roots & Shoots Compassionate Traits

We want to empower you to practice and develop the Roots & Shoots Compassionate Traits.

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The world needs your unique perspective, talents and voice to make real change happen.

Every Roots & Shoots member has a role to play. As a part of Roots & Shoots, you will build your skills to use your voice, abilities, and interests to take action on social and environmental issues that matter to you and your community.

A compassionate citizen and/or leader is someone who considers how a decision will impact all creatures and our planet, and works tirelessly to improve the lives of others. When we say “leader,” we mean absolutely anyone, whether it be an individual who leads by example on a day-to-day basis or a CEO. Growing these traits helps you to make a difference for your community and to tackle challenges you are passionate about through service projects.

Compassionate Traits Activities

Learn more about the compassionate traits and start developing them with these activities.

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From being empathetic to a critical thinker - what are your strongest Compassionate Traits?
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Compassionate Traits Self-Assessment

Use these activities to get you and your group thinking about the traits that make a compassionate citizen and assess the traits you already have and how to strengthen them.
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