Personality Adjectives & Describing Words

List of personality adjectives and describing words for your knowledge. You will find 2 types of personality adjectives or personality words to on this page:

  • Positive Personality Adjectives
  • Negative Personality Adjectives
  • Positive Personality Adjectives

    Positive personality adjectives or describing words to describe a person for your information are given below.

    Adaptable - Capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use.

    Adventurous - Willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring works, brave.

    Affable - Showing or spreading warmth and friendliness, cordial, polite.

    Affectionate - Having or displaying warmth or affection.

    Agreeable - Conforming to your own liking, feelings or nature, a person who is prepared to agree or consent.

    Ambitious – An aspiring person, having a strong desire for success or achievement.

    Amiable – A pleasing person who is always ready to please others, selfless.

    Amicable – A friendly and peaceful person characterized by friendship and good will.

    Amusing - Providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining

    Brave - Possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching.

    Bright - Characterized by quickness and ease in learning

    Broad-minded – A person who is inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from his own.

    Calm - Not agitated; without losing self-possession

    Careful - Exercising caution or showing care or attention

    Charming - Pleasing or delighting

    Communicative - Able or tending to communicate

    Compassionate - Showing or having compassion, sympathy for others

    Confident – Sure-footed, having or marked by confidence or assurance

    Conscientious - Characterized by extreme care and great effort

    Considerate - Showing concern for the rights and feelings of others

    Convivial - Occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

    Courageous - Possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

    Courteous - Characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners

    Creative - Having the ability or power to create

    Decisive - Determining or having the power to determine an outcome, characterized by decision and firmness

    Delightful - Greatly pleasing or entertaining

    Determined - Characterized by great determination, strongly motivated to succeed

    Diligent - Characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks, quietly and steadily continuing a task despite any difficulties

    Diplomatic - Using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people

    Disciplined - Trained mentally or physically by instruction or exercise

    Discreet - Marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint, heedful of potential consequences

    Dynamic - Characterized by action, forcefulness or force of personality, able to change and adapt; changing constantly

    Eager - Having a strong or impatient wish to do something

    Easygoing - Relaxed and informal in attitude or standards, not hurried or forced

    Emotional - Determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason, (of persons) excessively affected by emotion

    Energetic - Possessing, exerting or displaying energy

    Enthusiastic - Having or showing great excitement and interest

    Exuberant - Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

    Fair-minded - Of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced

    Faithful - Steadfast in affection or allegiance

    Fearless - Oblivious of dangers, perils or calmly resolute in facing them, brave, without fear

    Forceful - Forceful and definite in expression or action

    Frank - Characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

    Friendly - Inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile, characteristic of or befitting a friend

    Funny - Arousing or provoking laughter, amusing, cheerful

    Generous - Willing to give and share unstintingly

    Gentle - Kind; not harsh, stern or severe, having or showing a kindly or tender nature

    Good - Deserving of esteem and respect, admirable, pleasing

    Gregarious - Instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

    Happy - Enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure, well-expressed and to the point

    Hard-working - Characterized by hard work and perseverance, industrious, tireless

    Helpful - Providing assistance or serving a useful function

    Honest - Not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

    Humorous - Full of or characterized by humor, pleasing

    Imaginative - marked by independence and creativity in thought or action, inventive

    Impartial - Showing lack of favoritism, free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

    Independent - Free from external control and constraint

    Intellectual - Of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind, one who uses his mind creatively

    Intelligent - Having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree, endowed with the capacity to reason, well informed

    Intuitive - Spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency

    Inventive – Imaginative, marked by independence and creativity in thought or action

    Jolly - Full of or showing high-spirited merriment, happy, amusing

    Kind - Having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

    Lively - Full of life and energy, quick and energetic

    Loving - Feeling or showing love and affection

    Loyal - Steadfast in allegiance or duty, unwavering in devotion to friend, vow or cause

    Modest - Marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of oneself

    Neat - Clean or organized, free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

    Nice - Pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance

    Obedient - Dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority

    Optimistic - Expecting or presenting the best possible outcome, hopeful about the future

    Passionate - Having or expressing strong emotions

    Patient - Enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

    Persistent - Never-ceasing, tenacious

    Philosophical - Characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment

    Pioneer - Take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of, innovator, ground-breaker

    Placid - Not easily irritated

    Plucky - Marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited

    Polite – Civilized, cultured, showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.

    Powerful - Having great power, force, potency or effect, (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

    Practical - Concerned with actual use or practice

    Pro-active - Controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

    Proud - Feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride, having or displaying great dignity or nobility

    Quick-witted - Mentally nimble and resourceful

    Quiet - Characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity

    Rational - Consistent with or based on or using reason, reasonable

    Reliable - Worthy of reliance or trust, worthy of being depended on

    Reserved - Marked by self-restraint and reticence

    Resourceful - Capable of dealing with difficult situations, having inner resources; adroit or imaginative

    Romantic - Expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance

    Sensible - Showing reason or sound judgment, able to feel and perceive

    Sincere - Open and genuine; not deceitful

    Sociable - Inclined to or conducive to companionship with others, friendly

    Straightforward - Without concealment or deception; honest, straight

    Sympathetic – Kind, expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward

    Thankful - Feeling or showing gratitude

    Thoughtful - Considerate of the feelings or well-being of others

    Tidy - Marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits, clean

    Tough – Strong, brave, courageous, very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution

    Unassuming - Not arrogant or presuming

    Understanding – Sympathetic, characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy

    Versatile - Competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another

    Victorious – Winning, having won

    Warmhearted – Loving, marked by warmth of feeling like kindness and sympathy and generosity

    Willing - Disposed or inclined toward, ready to help

    Witty - Combining clever conception and facetious expression, humorous

    Zealous - Marked by active interest and enthusiasm

    Negative Personality Adjectives

    Negative personality adjectives or describing words to describe a person for your information are given below.

    Aggressive – Angry, having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of one’s ends

    Aloof – Un-concerned, remote in manner

    Angry – Furious, feeling or showing anger

    Arrogant - Having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride

    Belligerent – One who is eager to fight

    Bewildered - Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

    Big-headed - Overly conceited or arrogant

    Bitchy - Marked by or arising from malice

    Boastful – Bragging, exhibiting self-importance

    Bone-idle - Constitutionally lazy or idle

    Boring – Un-amusing, so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    Bossy – Dominating, offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

    Callous - Emotionally hardened

    Cantankerous - Stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate, having a difficult and contrary disposition

    Careless - Marked by lack of attention, consideration, forethought or thoroughness; not careful

    Changeable - Capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature

    Clinging - To remain emotionally or intellectually attached

    Clumsy - Lacking grace in movement or posture, not elegant or graceful in expression

    Compulsive - Caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion conservative,

    Cowardly - Lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

    Cruel - (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering, brutal

    Cunning - Marked by skill in deception

    Cynical – Taunting, showing contempt for accepted moral standards, esp. by following self-interest

    Deceitful – Two-faced, marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

    Defeated - Beaten or overcome; not victorious, disappointingly unsuccessful

    Detached - Showing lack of emotional involvement, feeling set or kept apart from others

    Dishonest - Deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive, capable of being corrupted

    Dogmatic - Characterized by assertion of unproved or improvable principles

    Domineering - Tending to rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner finicky,

    Embarrassed - Made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride, feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious

    Fierce - Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    Flirtatious - Like a coquette (Talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions)

    Foolhardy - Marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

    Foolish - Devoid of good sense or judgment, having or revealing stupidity

    Fussy - Annoyed and irritable

    Greedy - Immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

    Grumpy - Annoyed and irritable

    Gullible - Easily tricked because of being too trusting

    Harsh - Unkind, cruel or uncivil

    Helpless - Lacking in or deprived of strength or power, unable to function without help

    Impatient - Restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition

    Impolite – Discourteous, rude, socially incorrect in behavior

    Impulsive - Characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

    Inconsiderate - Lacking regard for the rights or feelings of others

    Inconsistent - Not capable of being made consistent or harmonious

    Indecisive - Characterized by lack of decision and firmness

    Indiscreet – Talkative, lacking discretion; injudicious

    Inflexible - Incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances, rigid

    Interfering - Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

    Intolerant - Unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion

    Irresponsible - Showing lack of care for consequences

    Itchy - Nervous and unable to relax

    Jealous – Envious, strongly wanting someone else's position, advantages or possessions

    Lazy - Moving slowly and gently, disinclined to work or exertion

    Mysterious - Of an obscure nature, beyond ordinary understanding

    Narrow-minded - Lacking tolerance, flexibility or breadth of view

    Nasty - Offensive or even (of persons) malicious

    Naughty - Badly behaved

    Nervous - Easily agitated, showing anxiety

    Obnoxious - Causing disapproval or protest

    Obsessive - Characterized by or constituting an obsession

    Obstinate – Stubborn, resistant to guidance or discipline; tending to do the opposite of what is normal or wanted

    Overcritical - Inclined to judge too severely

    Overemotional - Excessively or abnormally emotional

    Panicky – Easily frightened, thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation

    Parsimonious - Excessively unwilling to spend

    Patronizing - Characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

    Perverse - Resistant to guidance or discipline; tending to do the opposite of what is normal or wanted

    Pessimistic - Expecting the worst possible outcome, hopeless

    Pompous - Characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display

    Possessive - Having or showing a desire to control or dominate

    Pusillanimous - Lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful

    Quarrelsome - Given to quarreling

    Quick-tempered - Quickly aroused to anger

    Mean - Having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

    moody - Showing a brooding ill humor, subject to sharply varying moods

    Repulsive - Offensive to the mind, possessing the ability to repel

    Resentful - Full of or marked by resentment or indignant ill will

    Rude - Lacking civility or good manners, socially incorrect in behavior

    Ruthless - Without mercy or pity

    Sarcastic - Expressing or expressive of ridicule using sarcasm

    Scary – Easily frightened, provoking fear or terror

    Secretive - Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

    Self-centered - Limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs

    Self-indulgent - Indulgent of your own appetites and desires

    Selfish - Concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others

    Sensitive - Being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others

    Sneaky - Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

    Stingy - Deficient in amount, quality or extent

    Stubborn - Tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield, obstinate

    Stupid - Lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity, devoid of good sense or judgment

    Superficial – Trivial, not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

    Tactless - Lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others

    Thoughtless - Without care or thought for others

    Timid - Showing fear and lack of confidence, lacking conviction, boldness or courage

    Touchy – Quick to take offense, difficult to handle; requiring great tact

    Truculent - Defiantly aggressive

    Unkind - Deficient in humane and kindly feelings, lacking kindness

    Unpredictable - Not capable of being foretold

    Unreliable - Not worthy of reliance or trust

    Untidy - Not neat and tidy

    Untrustworthy - Not worthy of trust or belief

    Upright – Morally sound, truthful, honest

    Uptight - Being in a tense state

    Vague - Lacking clarity or distinctness

    Vain - Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

    Vengeful - Disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge

    Vulgar - Being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language

    Weak-willed - Easily swayed; easily tempted or led astray

    Worried – Occupied and mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc

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