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

List of Words for Describing Someone’s Character and Personality

  • Ambitious
  • Assertive
  • Authentic
  • Brave
  • Calm
  • Charismatic
  • Cheerful
  • Confident
  • Conscientious
  • Cooperative
  • Courageous
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Daring
  • Decisive
  • Dependable
  • Determined
  • Diligent
  • Diplomatic
  • Disciplined
  • Easy-going
  • Empathetic
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Fair
  • Faithful
  • Fearless
  • Focused
  • Forgiving
  • Friendly
  • Generous
  • Genuine
  • Good-natured
  • Gracious
  • Humble
  • Humorous
  • Impartial
  • Independent
  • Industrious
  • Innovative
  • Inspiring
  • Intelligent
  • Intuitive
  • Kind
  • Knowledgeable
  • Leader
  • Logical
  • Loyal
  • Mature
  • Modest
  • Motivated
  • Optimistic
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Passionate
  • Patient
  • Persistent
  • Positive
  • Practical
  • Proactive
  • Professional
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful
  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Self-assured
  • Self-disciplined
  • Self-reliant
  • Sensitive
  • Serious
  • Sharp
  • Sincere

Words for Describing Someone’s Character and Personality with Examples

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 is 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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