Personal characteristics including: activities, involvement, leadership experience and potential, citizenship, etc. as evidenced by your resume, letters of recommendation, essays, etc.
We recommend that you request 2-3 letters of recommendation from appropriate teachers/counselors. It is helpful to provide them with a list of your activities, leadership positions, honors, jobs, and/or volunteer experiences, etc. Remember to thank those who take the time to write a letter on your behalf!
Many college require an application essay. Spend adequate time on this essay to be sure it exemplifies your insights and abilities. Be sure to have someone reliable proofread your application essay.