Sample Character Traits - Definition

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A very large list of character traits

able

intelligent or good at doing something

active

engaged in action

adventurous

eager to try new or exciting things

affectionate

showing that you love or care about someone or something

afraid

worried that something bad might happen

alert

able to think in a clear and intelligent way

ambitious

determined to be successful, rich, famous

angry

very annoyed

annoyed

feeling slightly angry or impatient

anxious

worried because you think something bad might happen

apologetic

showing that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for causing a problem

arrogant

someone who is arrogant thinks they are better or more important than other people and behaves in a way that is rude and too confident

attentive

listening to or watching something carefully

average

the amount, level, standard, etc. that is typical of a group of people or things

bad

not pleasant or enjoyable

blue

feeling slightly sad

bold

confident and not afraid of people

bored

feeling impatient or dissatisfied, because you are not interested in something or because you have nothing to do

bossy

someone who is bossy keeps telling other people what to do, in a way that annoys them

brainy

very intelligent, especially in an academic way

brave

capable of dealing with danger or pain, without seeming to be frightened

bright

a bright person is intelligent and usually young and likely to do well at school or in their careers

brilliant

very intelligent

busy

having many things to do

calm

not affected by strong emotions such as excitement, anger, shock, or fear

careful

trying hard not to cause harm or damage

careless

a careless person does not think about what they are doing, so they make mistakes, hurt people, or damage things

cautious

careful to avoid problems or danger

charming

very attractive and pleasant

cheerful

behaving in a happy friendly way

childish

behaving in a silly and annoying way, like a small child

clever

good at achieving what you want, especially by using unusual or slightly dishonest methods

clumsy

a clumsy person moves in a way that is not careful or graceful, and breaks things or hits them

coarse

rude and offensive

concerned

worried about something

confident

someone who is confident believes in their own abilities and so does not feel nervous or frightened

confused

unable to understand something or think clearly about it

considerate

thinking about the feelings and needs of other people

cooperative

cooperative people are willing to do what you ask them

courageous

very brave and determined

cowardly

a cowardly person is not brave enough to fight or do something difficult or dangerous that they should do

cross

angry and annoyed

cruel

someone who is cruel enjoys causing pain to other people or animals, or enjoys making them unhappy or upset

curious

someone who is curious wants to find out about something

dangerous

likely to harm or kill someone, or to damage or destroy something

daring

brave enough to do dangerous things

dark

morally bad, dangerous, or frightening

decisive

able to make choices or decide what to do quickly and confidently

demanding

a demanding person needs a lot of attention and is not easily pleased or satisfied

dependable

a dependable person always behaves in a sensible way and does what they say they will do

depressed

if you are depressed, you feel very unhappy because of a difficult or unpleasant situation that you feel you cannot change

determined

not willing to let anything prevent you from doing what you have decided to do

discouraged

feeling that it is useless to try to do something

dishonest

feeling that it is useless to try to do something

disrespectful

the attitude or behavior of someone who does not respect someone or something

doubtful

not feeling certain about something

dull

boring, or not interesting

dutiful

careful to do things that other people ask or expect you to do

eager

willing to do anything that other people want

easygoing

relaxed, calm, and not getting easily upset about things

efficient

someone who is efficient works well and quickly and is good at organizing their work in the way that gets the best results

embarrassed

ashamed of something and worried about what other people will think of you

encouraging

giving you confidence or hope

energetic

an energetic person has a lot of energy and is very active

evil

an evil person does very bad or cruel things

excited

very happy and enthusiastic because something good is going to happen, especially when this makes you unable to relax

expert

someone who has a particular skill or who knows a lot about a particular subject

fair

a fair person treats everyone equally and in a reasonable way

faithful

continuing to support someone or be their friend, even in a difficult situation

fearless

not afraid of anyone or anything

fierce

very angry, or ready to attack

foolish

embarrassed because of something stupid that you have done

fortunate

lucky because you have avoided something bad

foul

very dirty, or smelling or tasting unpleasant

fresh

if you feel fresh, you have a lot of energy

friendly

someone who is friendly is always pleasant and helpful toward other people

frustrated

feeling annoyed and impatient because you are prevented from achieving something

funny

someone or something that is funny makes you laugh

gentle

a gentle person is kind and calm

giving

given or giving freely

glamorous

attractive and interesting in an exciting and unusual way

gloomy

feeling sad and without hope

good

morally excellent

graceful

showing good manners and respect for other people

grateful

feeling that you want to thank someone because they have given you something or have done something for you

greedy

wanting more money, things, or power than you need

grouchy

often in a bad mood or complaining a lot

grumpy

unhappy and dissatisfied, often for no obvious reason

guilty

ashamed and sorry because you have done something wrong

happy

feeling pleased and satisfied

harsh

ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect

hateful

extremely bad, unpleasant, or cruel

healthy

physically strong and not sick

helpful

a helpful person helps you by doing something or by giving you useful advice or information

honest

a person who is honest does not tell lies or cheat people, and obeys the law

hopeful

believing that something will happen the way you want it to

hopeless

feeling or showing no hope

humorous

using or showing humor

ignorant

not knowing something that you should know or need to know

imaginative

involving new, different, or exciting ideas

impatient

annoyed because something is not happening as quickly as you want or in the way you want

impolite

not polite

inconsiderate

not thinking about other people and their feelings

independent

not depending on other people for help, or preferring to do things by yourself

industrious

always working very hard

innocent

not intended to harm or upset anyone

intelligent

able to think, understand, and learn

jealous

unhappy because someone has something that you would like or can do something that you would like to do

kindly

a kindly person behaves in a kind way toward other people

lazy

not willing to work or do any activity that needs effort

leader

someone who is responsible for or in control of a group, organization, country

lively

full of energy and enthusiasm

lonely

unhappy because you are alone or because you have no friends

loving

feeling or showing love

loyal

willing to support, work for, or be a friend to someone, even in difficult times

lucky

if you are lucky, something good happens to you as a result of luck

mature

behaving in the sensible way that you would expect an adult to behave

mean

to intend something bad or harmful

messy

not neat or dirty

miserable

a miserable person is always complaining or in a bad mood

mysterious

full of secrets

naughty

a naughty child behaves badly and does not do what you ask them to

nervous

feeling excited and worried, or slightly afraid

nice

attractive, enjoyable, or pleasant

noisy

making a lot of noise

obedient

doing what a person, law, or rule says that you must do

obnoxious

very rude, offensive, or unpleasant

old

someone or something that is old has lived a long time

peaceful

calm and quiet

picky

someone who is picky only likes specific things and is not easily pleased

pleasant

a pleasant person is friendly and behaves correctly in social situations

polite

someone who is polite behaves toward other people in a pleasant way that follows all the usual rules of society

poor

having little money and few possessions

popular

a popular person is liked by most people

positive

believing that good things will happen or that a situation will get better

precise

someone who is precise is always careful to be accurate and to behave correctly

proper

complete in every detail

proud

feeling happy about your achievements, your possessions, or people who you are connected with

quick

able to move fast or do something fast

quiet

used about people who are not talking or who do not usually talk much

rational

thinking about what you do in a calm way, and making sensible and intelligent decisions

reliable

a reliable person is someone who you can trust to behave well, work hard, or do what you expect them to do

religious

believing strongly in your religion and carefully obeying its rules

responsible

if something or someone is responsible for a situation or event, they are the cause of it

restless

not willing or able to keep still because you are nervous, bored, or impatient

rich

owning a lot of money, property, or valuable possessions

rough

not gentle

rowdy

noisy and causing trouble

rude

not polite

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