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Personality

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competitive
determined or trying very hard to be more successful than other people. Ex. He wants to win, he's very ________.
dedicated
works very hard at what they do because they care a lot about it. Ex. the teachers at IEC are _____ to the students.
adventurous
not afraid of taking risks or trying new things. Ex. she went hiking in Alaska, she's ____________.
creative
very good at using their imagination to make things. Ex. artists are people who are ___________.
obsessive
thinking or worrying about something all the time, so that you do not think about other things enough. Ex. my homestay mother is always cleaning the kitchen, she is _____.
cautious
careful to avoid danger or risks. Ex. I don't want to try sky diving because I am __________.
independent
confident and able to do things by yourself in your own way, without needing help or advice from other people. Ex. being an international student makes people become _______
laid-back
relaxed and seeming not to be worried about anything. Ex. he is never stressed about school because he is ______.
optimistic
believing that good things will happen in the future. Ex. Jeff thinks that the US will win the World Cup soon, he is very _______.
pessimistic
expecting that bad things will happen in the future or that something will have a bad result. Ex. Sally thinks that the US will never win the World Cup, she is __________.
enthusiastic
feeling or showing a lot of interest and excitement about something. Ex. Many Americans like baseball; they are more ________ about it than soccer.
perfectionist
someone who is not satisfied with anything unless it is completely without fault. Ex. the dance teacher does not accept any mistakes, she is a __________.
organized
able to keep things arranged in a neat or effective way. Ex. my teacher always has an agenda for the class, he is well ____.
careful
paying a lot of attention to details, so that something is done correctly and thoroughly. Ex. traveling to a foreign country requires _____ planning.
risk taker
someone not afraid of loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement. Ex. The rock climber Aron Ralston is a _____ ______
focused
having very clear and definite goals and ambitions. Ex. she was _____ on her goal of going to UCLA, and was able to achieve it.
serious
giving a lot of attention or energy to something. Ex. He is a ________ runner who jogs over 50 miles each week.
motivated
someone who is eager to do work and who wants to be successful. Ex. Jin's girl friend is from Mexico, so he's _______ to learn Spanish.
achieved
to get or reach something by working hard. Ex. This year our company _______ all of its sales goals.
athlete
a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength. Ex. at the Olympics, ________ from around the world compete.
benefit
a good or helpful result or effect. Ex. There is some financial ________ to owning your own home.
control
to cause (a person or animal) to do what you want. Ex. The parents could not _______ their child.
escape from
to get away from a dangerous place or situation. Ex. They were able to _______ _______ the burning building.
focus on
to direct your attention or effort at something specific. Ex. students need to _______ ___ getting all their homework done on time.
get hooked on
very interested in and enthusiastic about something. Ex. the TV show is very exciting, she will ____ _____ ___ it after watching just one episode!
intense
a person who is serious and has very strong feelings or opinions, often used to show disapproval. Ex. he always argues about everything, I think he is too _____.
inspire
to encourage someone by making them feel confident and eager to do something. Ex. the players need someone who can _________ the team.
make friends
to become friendly with people. Ex. Fumi has always found it easy to ______ ________ at school.
stay healthy
to remain physically strong and not likely to become ill. Ex. you can _____ ________ by eating vegetables, avoiding too much fast food, and exercising regularly.
helps me relax
assists you to rest or do something that is enjoyable, especially after you have been working. Ex. I love music and listening to it really _____ __ _____.
pressure
a feeling of stress or anxiety because you have too much to do or because people are depending on you for something. Ex. students often have lots of _______ from their parents to do well.
gain weight
to increase the amount that a person or thing weighs. Ex. if you eat a lot of fast food in the US, you will ____ ______.
mental well-being
the mind's state of being happy and healthy. Ex. meditation can increase a person's _____ ____-________.
have a goal
possess something that you are trying to do or achieve. Ex. after college, I ____ _ ______ to spend 6 months and travel around the world.
spend time practicing
doing something again and again in order to become better at it. Ex. musicians have to ______ _____ ________ their instruments to prepare for a concert.
improve
to make something better, or to become better. Ex. Many wines ________ with age.
fall in love with
when people begin to feel romantic love for each other, or for something. Ex. Jun is going to New York for the first time, I think she will ____ __ ____ ___ it!
have something in common
share the same features. Ex. you play the guitar? Wow, then we _____ ________ __ ______ because I also play the guitar.
feel depressed
very unhappy. Ex. when I ______ ___________, I like to eat ice-cream and that makes me happier!
under stress
something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety. Ex. at the end of the semester, students are ______ _____ preparing for final exams.
overcome
to successfully deal with or gain control of something difficult. Ex. He has struggled to ________ his shyness.
encourage
to give someone the courage or confidence to do something. Ex. near the end of the game, the coach tried to _______ his players to win.