learningenglishwithmichelle.blogspot.com Words to describe aspects of people's personality
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good at dealing with problems and making decisions based on what is possible and what will really work
Because she was __________________, she bought a van instead of a sports car for her family.
relaxed, tolerant and not prone to rigid rules or bouts of temper.
Mary is an __________________person who takes life as it comes and who rarely argues, but prefers to "go with the flow".
calm, doesn't get excited or worried easily.
often lost in thought or lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business; often forgetful
careful, thinks about things carefully before doing them, unwilling to take risks
He is very _________________about where he invests his money.
adjective: worthy of trust or belief, DESERVING OF ONES TRUST-DEPENDABLE., taking responsibility for one's conduct and obligations
having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your goals adjective
__________________drivers often cut other people off."
showing consideration and anticipation of needs.
"It was _______________________of you to bring flowers"
feeling or showing concern for someone who is hurt, sick, poor, in trouble
The Red Cross has asked all __________________people to donate money to help the earthquakes victims.
thinking about the rights and feelings of other people : showing kindness toward other people
My husband is _________________when he cooks dinner after I have had a difficult day at work.
adjective: good at friendly, informal conversation
I enjoyed having a _______________seat mate on the plane. She made me forget I was nervous.
reliable, able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed, consistent in performance or behavior
He's a very ________________worker. I know I can count on him to handle any kind of emergency.
tending to act in strange or unusual ways.( unconventional)
An example of an___________person is someone who would wear shorts to a wedding ceremony.
having or showing great excitement and interest adjective
My daughter was so ______________ about her danced lessons that she was ready half an hour before we left for classes.
doing things or tending to do things suddenly and without careful thought
She made an ____________ decision to quit her job, but later regretted it when she had trouble finding another one.
having or showing complete and constant support for someone or something : faithful
"My ______________ friends stood by me when I went bankrupt."
having a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something.
Mary is ______________about her ability to solve problems because she is often successful.
adjective, looks at the bright side of situations and life in general.
Her _______________attitude that we would eventually succeed prevented us from giving up when things got difficult.
willing to change or try different things, making or willing to make concessions.
She was willing to be ________________about the date she would start working.
jealous, feeling or showing a desire to have what someone else has
She was ______________when her friend got into a university that had not accepted her. .
very relaxed, not seeming to be worried about anything ,
marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative (negative)
oversensitive; thin-skinned, easily offended, needing delicate handling;
She's______________ about her weight;" a touchy situation . Antonym thick-skinned
different than expected, odd, unusual
EX. weird behaviour, weird appearance,
He gave her a weird look"
Antonym: conventional, ordinary
adjective; unwilling to accept or understand new or different ideas, opinions, or customs.
Susan's mother was very ____________ about religion and refused to let her play with children from different religions.
broadminded, willing to accept new ideas, opinions and customs .
Try to be ____________ about the changes in the college. They could benefit you.
# 1. able to understand other people's s feelings and problems.
She is very ___________ to the needs of the disabled.
#2 easily offended or upset by events or things that people say:
Laura is very __________sensitive about any criticism.
behaving in a mature way, can be relied on to do the right thing.
sociable enjoys being with other people and is comfortable and being with them.
Someone who behaves like a grown up, or adult and not childish.
His parents didn't think he was _____________enough to live on his own.
Hardworking, industrious, not lazy, often used to describe students or good employees
The reporter was very ______________ in tracking down all sides of the story for the newspaper.
eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
We're ___________about why you never called us.
works well with other
(adj) Boldly resisting authority
considerate, skillful in acting to avoid offense to others
It was ______________ tactful of her not to criticize me in front of my boss.
refusing to consider ideas that are different from your own
Be careful not to have a ______________ attitude different ways of improving your English. Otherwise, you might miss out on a very useful method of learning.
having or showing a selfish desire to have more of something (such as money or food)
There's no need to get _____________ There's plenty of food for everyone.
able to deal promptly and effectively with all sorts of problems; clever in finding ways and means of getting along
Marked by meekness or modesty in behavior, attitude, or spirit; not arrogant or prideful
Having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute Characterized by keen awareness, sharp intelligence, and often a sense of the practical.
He is a very ________businessman, and has made a lot of money because of some of his decisions.
causing trouble in a playful way
My son was a very _______________ child who often played tricks on his sister.
willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
full of, characterized by, or showing politeness or deference
Young people should be more ___________ of seniors and offer them their seat on the bus.
careless of or unable to meet responsibilities, showing lack of care for consequences
gloomy; having a negative outlook; expecting the worst
awkward in movement or action; without skill or grace
You should never take a ___________ person into a shop full of breakable objects because they often break something accidentally.
Displaying warmth, affection or love towards others
Canadians tend to be very _____________ with their children and hug and kiss them a lot.
(adj.) brag with excessive pride; self admiring
My father was a very ___________man. He always let everyone know how much he had paid every time he took someone out to a good restaurant.
having or showing creativity
Having no compassion or pity; cruel; merciless
The reviewer was ______________ in his criticism of the new movie that had been released, saying it was one of the worst movies he had ever seen.
A person who tries to wield control over others
Be carefeful not to be too ___________ when you are in a group. Give other people a chance to speak and offer suggestions.
Brave, bold , Doing things despite of the danger and risks
She was a _____________ woman who wasn't afraid to support unpopular causes.
able to make decisions quickly.
In emergency situations, one must be able to take______________action.
always doing what you are told to do, or what the law, a rule etc says you must do ( usually used with children)
I wish my son were more _____________. I am always having to ask him to do something three or four times.
Meticulous; careful; painstaking; particular
He was very ______________ about following his doctor's orders after his heart attack, and has been in good health ever since.
Able to understand important things
You were ____________ to ask for permission to use that expensive equipment ; otherwise, you could have gotten into trouble.
having or showing an ability to think clearly and to make good decisions
Defying authority; mutinous; hard to manage; disobedient.
Teenagers can sometimes be _____________ against their parents by staying out late, or even taking drugs.
of a person : smart and enjoying serious study and thought
1) very happy and pleased because of something you have done, something you own, someone you know or are related to
My parents were very ___________ of me when I received my Masters degree.
2) not wanting to lose the respect of other people : not willing to accept help from other people
She's too _________________to accept their charity.
not easily upset by criticism or unkind comments
You need to be ___________ if you are going to work in politics You will constantly be criticized by someone.
very easily offended or upset; without the ability to laugh at oneself
He's too ______________ for a career as an actor because he can't take any criticism at all.
Identifying with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives
Peter's _________ approach towards his patients made him a great favourite with them.
Enjoying the company of others; friendly.