How to Describe Someone’s Character and Personality in English

Adjectives are used to describe someone’s character and personality.

Most people would consider the character traits described by the personality adjectives below to be “good” or positive. This is generally true, but remember that words are often used subjectively. For example, “determined” is shown here as a positive personality adjective, while “stubborn” is listed on the negative personality adjectives page, yet the meaning of both can be very similar. The choice of word sometimes says as much about the author as about the person being described.

Words for Describing Someone’s Character and Personality

  • Brave

It was brave of you to speak in front of all those people.

  • Calm

I tried to stay calm and just ignore him.

  • Gentle

Arthur was a very gentle, caring person.

  • Courteous

The staff are always courteous and helpful.

  • Creative

You’re so creative! I could never make my own clothes.

  • Hardworking

Those behind the proposition are a group of hard-working volunteers who want to improve Tucson.

  • Rude

I didn’t mean to be rude, but I had to leave early.

  • Unfriendly

The old man looked cross and unfriendly.

  • Unreliable

We could ask our neighbours to feed the cat, but they’re a little unreliable.

  • Lazy

He felt too lazy to get out of bed.

  • Stingy

She’s too stingy to give money to charity.

  • Insensitive

Companies that are insensitive to global changes will lose sales.

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3 years ago

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Tim Jones
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1 year ago

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7 months ago
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1 year ago

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Pamela Ambrose
9 months ago

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7 months ago
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Pamela Ambrose
9 months ago

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