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Character traits

Commonly used character traits

TermDefinition
quirky characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits... usually in a positive way:)
witty showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor.
virtuous having or showing high moral standards.
trustworthy able to be relied on as honest or truthful.
timid showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened.
thoughtful showing consideration for the needs of other people.
tenacious not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action; determined. similar to perseverance and persistence
stoic a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
shy being reserved or having or showing nervousness or timidity in the company of other people.
serious acting or speaking sincerely and in earnest, rather than in a joking or halfhearted manner.
selfish (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.
self-indulgent characterized by doing or tending to do exactly what one wants, especially when this involves pleasure or idleness.
active characterized by action rather than by contemplation or speculation
adventurous willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences.
aloof not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
ambitious having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.
Apathetic having or showing little or no feeling or emotion : SPIRITLESS
Arrogant having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities often by an overbearing manner
bossy : inclined to domineer : fond of giving people orders; domineering.
brave having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty : having or showing courage
callous feeling or showing no sympathy for others
clever mentally quick and resourceful
compassionate feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.
confident having or showing assurance and self-reliance,
considerate :houghtful of the rights and feelings of others
courageous not deterred by danger or pain; brave.
creative relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
curious marked by desire to investigate and learn; eager to know or learn something.
daring bold or courageous; fearless or intrepid; adventurous; bold in action or thought
dependable capable of being counted on in situations; trustworthy and reliable.
determined having a strong feeling that you are going to do something and that you will not allow anyone or anything to stop you; firmly resolved,
diligent characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort : having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties.
dishonest behaving or prone to behave in an untrustworthy or fraudulent way.
easygoing relaxed and tolerant in approach or manner....laid-back
energetic showing or involving great activity or vitality.
extrovert a friendly person who enjoys talking to and being with other people
friendly describes people who are kind, caring, and make you feel comfortable.
funny causing laughter or amusement; humorous.: * can also be used to mean odd or "fishy"
Gentle having or showing a mild, kind, or tender temperament or character.
Generous showing a readiness to give more of something, as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected.
Greedy having or showing an intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth or power.
gregarious someone who's very outgoing, sociable, and fond of the company of others
gullible easily duped or cheated.
helpful inclined to assist others in any situation; giving or ready to give help.
honest :free from fraud or deception : LEGITIMATE, TRUTHFUL
humble not proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive; modest
introvert possessing a reserved or shy nature typically with an inclination to solitude
Impatient not patient : restless or short of temper especially under irritation, delay, or opposition
impulsive acting or doing without forethought; act without thinking decisions through
intelligent having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend; smart, or having the ability to process and understand information
interesting engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity:
kind of a sympathetic or helpful nature ; A helpful and considerate nature
loyal faithful to one's oath, commitments, or obligation
lazy disinclined to activity or exertion : not energetic or vigorous; unwilling to work or use energy.
malicious someone who enjoys hurting or embarrassing others.having or showing a desire to cause harm to someone
mature based on slow careful consideration, having or showing the qualities of an adult person
nurturing to support and encourage, as during a period of training or development, to foster
optimistic feeling or showing hope for the future; a person who thinks the best possible thing will happen, and hopes for it even if it's not likely
outgoing openly friendly and responsive : EXTROVERTED; a friendly, easy personality
patient able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious
polite having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people.
persistent continuing firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
pessimistic characterized by the ability or inclination to see only bad outcomes, gloomy, joyless, unhopeful
quick-witted quick in perception and understanding : mentally alert; a knack for coming up with smart comments on the fly
quirky unusual in especially an interesting or appealing way
realistic able to see things as they really are and to deal with them in a practical way,; aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
reliable able to be counted on, to come through when you need it; dependable;able to be trusted.
responsible worthy of trust; dependable, someone who can be counted on to do what he/she says he/she will do or what he/she should do.
resourceful skilled at solving problems and making decisions on your own: having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.
rude offensively impolite or ill-mannered.; socially incorrect in behavior
self-centered concerned solely with one's own desires, needs, or interests: concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself
self-indulgent characterized by doing or tending to do exactly what one wants, especially when this involves pleasure or idleness.
selfish concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one's own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others
Serious thoughtful or subdued in appearance or manner: lacking in playfulness
shy being reserved or having or showing nervousness or timidity in the company of other people.
Stoic one who can be indifferent to pleasure or pain; calm and almost without any emotion; not showing how/what you're feeling and also accepting whatever is happening.
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