Strength: How much your character can lift, carry, or shove. Also affects your damage in melee combat.
Dexterity: Speed, agility, balance and hand-eye co-ordination. Influences accuracy in combat.
Stamina: Physical and mental fortitude. How well can you withstand injury, lack of food, lack of rest.
Charisma: Personality, charm, and the power to influence others. This affects your likability and how much people will trust you.
Manipulation: Getting people to do what you want, regardless if they like your or not. Fast-talking, blackmail, and other tricks are all at your disposal.
Appearance: First impressions are everything. This isn't just how pretty or handsome you are, it also takes into account your body language, posture, and how well you dress.
Perception: How aware you are of your surroundings, and how easily you will find what you're looking for. Instincts can bring this into play on a subconscious level as well.
Intelligence: This quantifies your ability to learn and recall knowledge as well as solve problems and evaluate a situation. Intuition, logic, and reasoning are all a part of intelligence.
Wits: Your ability to think on your feet and adapt to your situation both social and physical. This affects you reaction time as well. 3