Fraternity/Affability is the good habit of a man who cheerfully seeks to build friendship and brotherhood with others which helps support a healthy and happy social order, deters conflict and is often the first step in evangelization. The man who practices Fraternity experiences the pleasure of good relations with many and the profound joy of building brotherhood with men who hold to the Catholic faith. 

The opposing vices of Fraternity/Affability include the bad habits of Indifference by which a selfish man coldly disregards others and Meanness in which a man derives pleasure or perverse joy by causing discomfort or suffering to others. The man who lacks the virtue of Fraternity/Affability experiences the sorrow of isolation and loneliness or the constant turmoil of conflict, and will suffer greatly when his hour of need comes and he has no one to whom to turn.