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Adjective
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Absent-minded

Aggressive

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Ambitious
Amusing
Argumentative
Arrogant
Assertive
Audacious
Authoritative
Brilliant
Charismatic
Charming
Clever
Compassionate
Conceited
Condescending
Conscientious

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Conservative

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Cooperative
Courageous
Cowardly
Creative
Critical
Deceitful
Demented
Dense
Dependable
Determined
Devout
Dignified
Disobedient
Dutiful
Easy-going
Egotistical
Enigmatic
Enlightened
Envious
Evasive
Extroverted
Exuberant

Adjectives of Personality
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Definition

N Likely to forget things


Very determined to succeed and get what is wanted by behaving in an angry
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aggressive way
Determined to be successful, rich, powerful
P Funny and entertaining
N One who disagrees and argues with other often
N One who behaves as if much more important than others
Behaving in a confident way; expressing beliefs in a determined manner
Brave and shocking; willing to take risks or do things that are shocking or rude
In control of others
P Unusual and impressive intelligence
Possessing an extraordinary ability to attract others
P Possessing a special quality that makes people like you or feel attracted to you
P Intelligent and able to find new ways to solve problems or do things
P Feeling sympathy for others and desiring to help them
N Behaving in a way that shows too much pride in your abilities, appearance, etc.
N Behaving as though other people are not as good, intelligent or important as you are
P Showing a lot of care and attention; responsible
Preferring to do things the way that they have always been done; not willing to take
risks with change
P Willing to work with others
P Brave
N Behaving in a way that shows you are not brave
P Good at creating new things or solving problems by using imagination or skills
N Making severe and often unfair judgments of people and things
N Intending to make someone believe something that is not true to get what you want
N Crazy or very strange behavior
N Not very smart or bright
P Able to be trusted to do what is needed or expected
P Having or showing string desire to do something even if it is difficult
Having very strong and sincere beliefs
P Calm, serious and inspiring a feeling or respect from others
N Deliberately not doing what you are to do
P Motivated by a sense of responsibility
P Relaxed and casual; easy to get along with
N Believing that you are much better and more important than others
Mysterious and difficult to understand or explain
P Showing a good understanding or something
N Wishing to have someone elses possessions, abilities, qualities
N Not willing to answer questions; avoiding doing something that you should do
P Outgoing and friendly
P Happy and cheerful; full of energy and excitement

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Finicky
Flexible
Flighty
Foolhardy
Gallant
Generous
Greedy
Guarded
Gutsy
Heartless
Honest
Humane

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Idealistic

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Impartial
Impulsive
Incompetent
Inconsiderate
Incorrigible

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Independent

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Industrious
Innocent
Innovative
Insolent
Intellectual
Intolerant
Intrepid
Introverted
Irascible
Lethargic
Levelheaded
Liberal
Loyal
Malicious
Mature
Meek
Melancholy
Modest
Moral
Morose
Narrow-minded
Nervous
Nurturing
Offensive
Officious

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Optimistic

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Difficult to please; liking only certain things


Being able to change easily to suit the plan or situation
One who changes beliefs a lot, doesnt follow through, and isnt serious about things
Taking stupid and unnecessary risks
Being kind and polite towards women (usually a man)
Willing to give more time, money, effort, etc than is expected
Always wanting more power, money, possessions, attention, etc
Careful not to show too much emotion or say too much
Being brave and taking risks
Cruel; not feeling an pity
Behaving in a good, socially acceptable way; not lying, cheating or stealing
Treating people and animals in a way that is kind, not cruel
Believing that you should live according to high standards or beliefs even if it is not
practical or possible
Being fair; not giving special treatment or privileges
Tending to do things without thinking about the results
Not having the ability or skill to do something correctly or well
Not caring about the feelings or needs or other people
Having bad habits or doing bad things and refusing to change
Confident and able to do things by yourself in your own way without the help or advice
of others
Having the energy and willingness to work hard at something
Not having much experience at life or knowledge of evil in the world
Having ideas that are new, different and better than those that previously existed
Impolite or disrespectful
Well-educated and interested in serious ideas and subjects
Not willing to accept ways of thinking and believing that are different
Willing to dangerous things or go to dangerous places; determined
Quiet and shy; not enjoying being with other people
Easily angered
Having no energy or interest in anything
Calm and sensible in making judgments or decisions
Willing to understand or respect the different behavior, ideas, etc of other people
Always supporting friends, family, beliefs, etc. and never changing feelings about them
Showing a desire and intention to hurt someone
Behaving in a sensible and reasonable way
Very shy and gentle and unwilling to argue or express and opinion
Feeling sadness and a lack of hope
Unwilling to talk proudly about your achievements and abilities
Always behaving in a way that is based on knowing what is right and wrong
Being in a bad mood, unhappy and silent
Unwilling to accept or understand either new and different ideas
Worried or afraid and easily upset
Giving care and support to a person or idea so that it grows and is successful
Very impolite and insulting toward others
Eager to tell people what to do; bossy
Believing that good things will happen in the future and feeling confident that you will
succeed

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Outgoing
Passionate
Passive

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Patient

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Persevering

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Pessimistic

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Petulant
Prejudiced
Pretentious

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Proud

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Quarrelsome
Rambunctious

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Realistic

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Rebellious
Repulsive
Reserved
Responsible
Sarcastic
Self-centered
Self-confident
Self-conscious
Self-reliant
Sensible

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Sensitive

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Shallow
Sincere
Single-minded
Sociable
Spiteful
Spontaneous
Stern
Stubborn
Superficial
Sympathetic
Tactful
Temperamental
Timid
Tireless
Tolerant
Trust-worthy
Unemotional
Uninhibited

P Liking to meet new people and do new things


P Having or expressing a very string feeling or belief
Accepting things without attempting to change or prevent them
Being able to wait calmly for a long time or to accept difficulties or peoples annoying
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behavior without becoming angry or anxious.
P Determined to keep trying to achieve something in spite of difficulties
Expecting that bad things will happen in the future or that a situation will have a bad
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result
N Behaving in an impatient and angry way for no reason at all; like a child
N Having and unfair feeling or dislike fro someone who is different from you in some way
N Trying to seem more important, smart, etc. that you really are
P Feeling pleased with your achievements, family, country, etc. because you think they
are good
N Thinking that you are more important, skillful, etc. than you really are
N Often arguing or seeming to enjoy arguing with others
N Noisy, full of energy, and behaving in a way that is uncontrolled
Judging and dealing with situations in a practical way, according to what is actually
possible.
N Deliberately disobeying someone in authority
N Disgusting; totally unlikable
Unwilling to express your emotions or talk about your problems
P Sensible and able to make good decisions
N Nasty, mocking, making fun of another person
N Interested only in ones self and not caring what happens to others
P Certainty of doing things well and that others have a that same opinion
N Worried and embarrassed about looks or what others think
P Able to decide what to do without the help or advice of others
P Showing good judgment
Able to understand other peoples feelings and problems OR easily hurt, upset or
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offended by what others have to say
N Not interested in or showing any understanding or important or serious matters
P Being honest and saying what you truly believe or feel
Having clear aim or goal and working hard to achieve it
P Friendly and liking other people
N Being nasty to someone in order to hurt or upset them
Doing things when you want to without planning or organizing
Very serious and strict
Determined not to change mind even when being unreasonable
N Concerned with unimportant or non-serious things
P Willing to listen to and try to understand anothers problems
P Careful not to say or do anything to upset or embarrass another
N Likely to become suddenly upset and then difficult to deal with or please
Not having courage or confidence
Working hard in a determined way without stopping
P Allowing people to do, say or believe without criticizing them
P Being dependable and honest
Not showing your feelings; cold; cold-hearted
Confident or relaxed enough to do or say what you want

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Vain
Versatile
Witty

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Zealous

N Being too proud of your own looks, abilities or position; conceited


P Good at doing a lot of things and able to learn new skills quickly and easily
P Smart in a clever and amusing way
Extremely interested in and excited about something that you believe in very strongly
and behaving in a way that shows this