I think I would use "cautious" as a personality trait. Some people have a naturally cautious nature.
Your definitions for careful and caring seem right on the money.
Someone who is attentive pays attention to the needs of others and the situation, but not to avoid dangers or pitfalls.
But is there any difference between watching/listening to sth carefully and watching/listening to sth attentively?
I don't think there is really.
Originally Posted by Verona_82