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NEF Int U1C Personality Adjectives with definitions

New English File Intermediate
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spoilt
Children who behave badly because they are given everything they want.
affectionate
People who show that they love or like people very much.
bossy
People who like giving orders to other people.
competitive
People who always want to win.
jealous
People who think that someone loves another person more than them, or wants what other people have.
moody
People who are happy one minute and sad the next, and are often bad-tempered.
reliable
People who you can trust or depend on.
selfish
People who think about themselves and not about other people.
sensible
People who have common sense and are practical.
sensitive
People who understand other people's feelings or are easily hurt or offended.
mean
People who don't want to spend money or give things to other people. The opposite of 'generous'
generous
People who enjoy giving things to other people. The opposite of 'mean'
talkative
People who talk all the time.
self-confident
People who feel happy with their skills: they think "I can do this"
honest
People who don't tell lies
patient
People who are happy to wait for something
responsible
Reliable; worthy of trust; to answer for one's actions
tidy
People who put things back in the place they should be.
impatient
People who hate waiting. The opposite of 'patient'
dishonest
People who lie and you cannot trust. The opposite of 'honest'
unreliable
People who you cannot rely on / trust. The opposite of 'reliable'
irresponsible
People who you cannot trust to do something - you know they will be silly or do something wrong because they are not thinking. The opposite of 'responsible'
untidy
People who do not put things back where they should be. The opposite of 'tidy'
unselfish
People who think of other people before themselves. The opposite of 'selfish'
unkind
People who are not nice or friendly. The opposite of 'kind'
aggressive
People who get angry quickly and like fighting and arguing.
charming
People who have a nice personality that makes people like them.
sociable
People who are friendly and enjoy being with other people.
manipulative
People who are good at influencing other poeple to do what they want.
independent
People who like doing things on their own, without help.
ambitious
People who want to be successful in life.
insecure
People who do not trust their abilities / skills. The opposite of 'self-confident'
imaginative
People who are creative and good at thinking of new ideas.
unimaginative
People who are not creative and find it difficult to think of new ideas. The opposite of 'imaginative'
organized
People who keep things (like their schedule) well-arranged and who are efficient.
disorganized
People who find it difficult to arrange things (like their schedule). The opposite of 'organized'
insensitive
People who don't understand or hurt other people's feelings. The opposite of 'sensitive'.
unsociable
People who don't like spending time with other people. The opposite of 'sociable'

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