Next letter up for the A-Z challenge of Positive Personality Traits is M - and M is for Mindful. Mindfulness is an interesting concept - it's been promoted a lot recently in regard to living in the moment and being mindful of your present circumstances, rather than worrying about the future or dwelling in the past.
Mindfulness also covers good manners (another M trait) because people who are mindful of others don't stomp on people, or back stab, or climb over them to reach their own goals. Consideration and thoughtfulness are part of this trait too, wanting the best for others and considering their feelings as well as your own.
This world we live in can be a very "me, me, me" place - 'survival of the fittest' is screamed loud and clear, along with 'look at me!' and 'my way or the highway' - that's just a couple off the top of my head, there's dozens more. Putting yourself first might seem like a great idea, but not if it comes at the expense of others - then you are just a narcissist and nobody likes a narcissist!
The balance in mindfulness is being true to yourself but not at the expense of others. It is considering your own needs, but not ignoring the needs of those around you. Caring about the well-being and feelings of other people is right up there with being gracious and kind. It shows that you are mature enough to put your ego to one side and think about things from the perspective of other people who might be affected by your decisions.
So, mindfulness is living in the present, being open to what comes your way, but not at the expense of others. It is about being thoughtful and considerate and mature - and hopefully something we all get better at as time goes by.