Adaptability is somewhere between rigid adherence to a set of beliefs and ways of doing things and total flexibility to go with the flow. This quality surfaces when students are faced with challenges of all kinds and is the ability to negotiate core commitments in the face of new information and change.

Breadth of courses may demonstrate curiosity, a range of interests and a spirit of exploration.

Creativity and/or imagination is demonstrated in the ability to draw upon language that is not overused or trite, the use of images, metaphors or humor, and fresh perspective.

Cross-cultural study or experience (national and/or international.)

Intellectual leadership among peers is the quality of engaging other people around ideas, asking questions and offering reflections that advance the conversation and aid in building understanding as opposed to being a know-it-all.