A YAQologist's Guide to YAQing

A YAQologist’s Guide to Easy YAQing

People, noun (Person, singular) – All humanity. And, if you pay attention to Star Trek and Star Wars, the term might also include visitors to Earth.

Relationship, noun – Builds every time a person connects with another person. Occurrences can include social media, friendships, romantic partnerships, business transactions, purposeful organizations, or a group of people YAQing.

YAQ, (YAQed, YAQing, YAQs), verb – To engage in elevated or important conversations.

Elevated Conversation, noun – Interactions and discussions that genuinely captivate people in a topic of interest and importance. They often include a focus on how a character quality affects actions.

Character Quality, noun – A personal quality that is inherently good, innate within all individuals, easily understood across all cultures, developable, and leads to positive behavioral outcomes. Examples are: being truthful, compassionate, purposeful, creative, flexible, and many more. Synonym: Virtue; often confused with personality trait (see below)

Character (Personal), noun – The inner collection of positive qualities people develop throughout their lives that guides their choices about how to think, speak, and act in beneficial ways.

Choice, noun – A conscious decision to take action in a certain direction, often informed by a decision to apply a character quality to influence a particular outcome.

CharacterYAQ, noun, verb – YAQs (conversations) that are infused with people demonstrating personal character qualities. Used by individuals in relationships of all types, such as business, friendships, family, community, or romantic partner.

YAQologist, noun – A person dedicated to promoting YAQing and character in all discourse and for improving individual lives, family dynamics, community well-being, organizational effectiveness, and the functioning of society.

Character YAQology, noun – The study of how character qualities and personal character affect individuals, relationships of all types, families, communities, organizations, and society.

Integrity, noun – A set of character qualities that demonstrates a person is honest, trustworthy, and has an upright character.

Virtue, noun – A commonly misunderstood term that has different meanings for many people. YAQologists prefer to use the term “character quality”.  See above.

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Ethics, noun – (1) A set of principles that gives someone a basis for making positive choices.  (2) A set of rules and regulations, written or unwritten, that governs the behavior choices of an individual, a collection of individuals, or institutions.

Morals, noun – A set of personal beliefs that sets a person’s standard of behavior. People can think of them as a compass that steers them in a positive direction.

Personality Trait, noun – A  stable psychological attribute, established early in life, that contributes to an individual’s uniqueness. Personality traits are often described as continuums of opposites with neither end being right or wrong. Examples of personality traits are:  introvert-extrovert, conscientious-impulsive, unflappable-sensitive, optimistic-pessimistic, creative-practical, and more. Personality traits are set early in life. People may modify their use of personality traits. However, underlying personality preferences usually stay stable throughout one’s life.  Often confused with “character quality”, see above

Principle, noun – A perceived fundamental truth that that serves as the foundation for a system of belief, behavior, or chain of reasoning.  

Strength, noun – A character quality an individual has developed to the point it positively affects other individuals, communities, and organizations.

Values, noun – A collection of an individual’s or organizations’ beliefs, principles, morals, ethics, and codes of conduct that acts as the standard from which they make choices and judge their behavior and the behavior of others.

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