I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. ~~ Thomas Paine
Building a strong and good character is not that difficult. Honesty is important for showing good character in your daily life. When people feel that they can trust another person, they gravitate toward that person and want to do well by him. Fairness can give the impression of a solid character and values. Being dependable and reliable shows that you respect other people and their time. This includes keeping your word, being punctual, and cooperating with others. If a person shows a genuine concern for the well being of other people, and puts their own needs last, others will notice and appreciate the importance of such a quality.
The more a person can adjust to change, the easier it is for them to handle and thrive in new situations. Think of the qualities that you would like to have in a good friend, then be that person.