1. Humility - lowliness as opposed to high mindedness, the humble mindset. It is a servant’s heart in which the needs of others take priority over your needs. It is not self loathing, but an accurate and balanced judgment of one’s self.
2. Gentleness -the considerate attitude of one who is master of himself and servant of all. Controlled strength or self restraint causes one not to immediately assert his or her rights, but to consider the rights of others.
3. Patience - the reluctance to avenge wrongs. It is long-suffering towards aggravating people.
4. Forbearance - the unconditional love that is tolerant of the faults and idiosyncrasies of others realizing God and they often must be tolerant of ours.
All of these four characteristics together create a bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:2-3) They combine to "keep the peace." Paul commands the body of believers to have a resolute determination to be at peace, to maintain unity in the church. He reminds them that this peace is Spirit-given and Spirit-driven. This profound oneness can only be realized as the Holy Spirit overwhelms our prideful dispositions (pride lurks behind all discord) and dominates our thinking and as a result - our acting.