Definitions: (1) easy to approach and talk to; courteous; (2) having effortless manners; gracious; (3) having a kindly countenance; benign

Derivation: Latin, “to speak”

Compatible Qualities: friendly, perspicuous

Synonyms: accessible, civil, complaisant, friendly, mild, polite, urbane

Quote: Two persons who have chosen each other out of all the species with a design to be each other’s mutual comfort and entertainment have, in that action, bound themselves to be good-humored, affable, discreet, forgiving, patient, and joyful, with respect to each other’s frailties and perfections, to the end of their lives. — Joseph Addison (1672–1719) English essayist
     Note: Just like a snowflake has six spikes, so to do positive qualities have a set of companion qualities that grow with them.