Three character traits that Madame Loisel possesses that are easily apparent when reading the short story "The Necklace" is she is ungrateful, selfish, and greedy. No matter what her poor, loving husband does for her to satisfy her and make her happy, it just is never enough and she always wants more. He sees that she is dissatisfied with lot in life. Although, it should be noted that the Loisels are not poor. It's true they are not rich, but they are by no means living in poverty. They are middle-class. She has servants. However, this is not enough for her. To cheer her up, her husband brings home for her an invitation to an opulent party. This doesn't satisfy her because she has no fancy dress to wear to the party. Her husband, who was saving money to buy himself a gun, gives Mathilde the money instead so she can buy a dress for the party. This is still not enough. She has no fancy jewelry to match the fancy dress. Therefore, she borrows a necklace from her wealthy friend Madame Forestier. She's never grateful for what she has. She's always thinking about what she doesn't have.