Next letter up for the A-Z challenge of Positive Personality Traits is G - and G is for Gracious. Graciousness is a quality that (in my opinion) develops with age and wisdom. It comes from experiencing the ups and downs of life and learning how to handle them in a wise and non-confrontational manner.
Young people are full of fire and retribution. They want to jump into and onto everything and they can sweep others to the side in the process. Learning to see others and to respect them and their differences is part of an attitude of grace. People you encounter don't necessarily seem to deserve that grace, but when you've developed the trait of being gracious, you can extend it to even those least deserving of it.
Grace is a gift we give to those around us - it is a quiet and generous quality and one that can be hard to develop. Occasionally you come across an innately gracious person, but the majority who show graciousness have come by the trait through living a full and, at times, difficult life and have learnt lessons along the way. They are then able to extend grace to others who are in the process of going through trials of their own.
Being gracious has a peaceful sense to it, it comes with being a lover rather than a fighter. It's about giving the benefit of the doubt and not jumping to conclusions or passing judgement. Gracious people are wonderful to be around - their generosity of spirit is something we can all aspire to.