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Sample Character Traits - Definition

A very large list of character traits
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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
sad
feeling unhappy, especially because something bad has happened
safe
something that is safe does not involve a lot of risk
satisfied
pleased with what has happened or with what you have achieved
scared
frightened, or worried
secretive
deliberately not telling people things
selfish
thinking only about yourself and not caring about other people
serious
meaning what you say or do, and not making a joke
sharp
intelligent and quick to notice something or react to something
short
rude and unfriendly when speaking to someone
shy
nervous and embarrassed in the company of other people, especially people who you do not know
silly
showing that you are not intelligent, not serious, not thinking carefully
skillful
very good at doing something that involves special ability or training
sly
clever at tricking people or at secretly doing unfair or dishonest things
smart
intelligent
sneaky
doing or saying things secretly, often in a dishonest or unfair way. This word shows that you dislike people and behavior like this
sorry
ashamed, embarrassed, or unhappy about something that you have done
spoiled
a child who is spoiled behaves badly if they do not get what they want because people have always given them everything they want
stingy
unwilling to spend, give, or use a lot of money
strange
used about someone whose behavior is unusual
strict
someone who is strict has definite rules that they expect people to obey completely
stubborn
a stubborn person is not willing to change their ideas or to consider anyone else's reasons or arguments
sweet
kind, gentle, or nice to other people
talented
someone who is talented is very good at something
tall
to feel proud and confident
thankful
grateful for something, or pleased that something unpleasant is no longer happening or did not happen
thoughtful
kind, and showing that you consider that what other people want or need is important
thoughtless
not thinking about what other people want or need
tired
needing to rest or sleep
tolerant
willing to accept someone else's beliefs, way of life, etc. without criticizing them, even if you disagree with them
touchy
becoming angry or upset very easily
trusting
willing to trust people, especially when it is not a sensible thing to do
trustworthy
able to be trusted as being honest, safe, or reliable
unfriendly
not friendly
unhappy
feeling sad or upset
upset
very sad, worried, or angry about something
useful
helpful for doing or achieving something
warm
kind and friendly in a way that makes other people feel comfortable
weak
a person who is weak does not have much physical strength or energy
wicked
morally wrong and deliberately intending to hurt people
wise
a wise person is able to make good choices and decisions because they have a lot of experience
worried
unhappy because you are thinking about your problems or about bad things that could happen
wrong
not accurate or correct
young
someone who is young has lived for only a short time