Some characteristics of a city are organization skills, security, offered a variety of lifestyles, provided to more ethnic groups and races. Cities also generated better communication skills, dealt with money better, and increased empathy. Some advantages of city life include being able to support a larger number of people, with more advantages came more job opportunities, also cities invented writing. There were also some disadvantages that came along with this new style of life. They included separation and gave too much power to appointed people.