What does make a person great? There are many ways that a person can be great. Like some people can have great style, some can have great hair, some have great academic abilities. But I think what makes a person great is their personality and how they treat others. The way people treat others has a real impact on their personality. people with a good personality who are humble and kind are more likely to treat others well and be kind to them. If your personality is stubborn that may meant that you treat others poorly. A great person are the ones who care about others feelings and want the best for them in life.