Conscientiousness is the personality trait of being thorough, careful, consistent and vigilant.
Conscientiousness is positively correlated to a desire to perform a task well. Conscientious people are highly efficient and organized. They also exhibit: self-discipline; achievement oriented behavior; planning skills; organizational skills; and dependability.
Conscientiousness is one of the Big Five personality traits. Generally speaking, conscientious individuals have a strong work ethic and are reliable.