The sooner virtues fall into three main categories.
- Intellectual Virtues gives individuals a chance to hone the qualities of open-mindedness, love of learning, and intellectual humility.
- Executive Virtues afford persons the chance to refine the traits of self-regulation, perseverance, and integrity.
- Civic Virtues put individuals in a position to develop a greater sense for the characteristics of civility, justice, and compassion.
These nine qualities are the functional make-up of what makes a sooner thrive.