Vocabulary: Personalities


  • courage or determination 勇气或决心
  • genuine 真诚的
  • diligent: 勤奋的 hard-working
  • Ambitious: having a strong wish to be successful, powerful, or rich
  • Easygoing
  • Generous: showing a readiness to give more of something, especially money, than is strictly necessary or expected.
  • Hardworking
  • Intelligence
  • Anxious
  • Shy
  • Arrogant: having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities.
  • Brave
  • Confident
  • Funny
  • Selfish
  • Affection
  • Aggression: the practice of making attacks or encroachments
  • Creative
  • Dishonest
  • Extraversion and introversion: Extraversion tends to be manifested in outgoing, talkative, energetic behavior, whereas introversion is manifested in more reflective and reserved behavior.
  • Friendly: showing kindly interest and goodwill
  • Honest: free of deceit; truthful and sincere.
  • Kind: people who are generous, helpful, and who think of other people’s feelings.
  • Lazy: unwillig to work or use energy.
  • Moody: If someone is moody, their moods change suddenly and they become angry or unhappy easily.
  • Narrow-minded
  • Reliable: someone can be trusted or believed
  • faint-hearted: lacking courage; timid; deficient in conviction or courage;
  • bend over backwards: to try hard to assist someone
  • broad-minded: willing to accept others’ perspectives or behaviours
  • to be the life and soul of the party: a fun and outgoing person who is the centre and encouraging soul of an activity
  • easygoing: unfazed and unconcerned about anything
  • extrovert: a person who enjoys being in the company of others
  • fun-loving: to love having a good time
  • fair-mindedness: the ability to treat people fairly.
  • painfully shy: terribly shy
  • hiding one’s light under a bushel: to conceal one’s abilities and talents
  • good sense of humour: the ability to recognise and appreciate the humour
  • introvert: a shy person
  • to lose one’s temper: to become enraged immediately
  • two-faced: not truthful or honest. When they are present, they will say one thing to them and another when they are not.
  • thick-skinned: a person who is unaffected by criticism.
  • to take after: to resemble or be like (often another member of the family)
  • self-effacing: not attempting to attract others’ notice (particularly in terms of concealing one’s skills or abilities).
  • self-centred: solely thinks of oneself
  • Such a creep and hypocrite! 真是个令人厌恶和伪善的人!
  • handsome 帅气的
  • cruel 残酷的
  • incompetent 无能的
  • scheming 心计
  • team spirit 团队精神
  • caring 乐于助人的
  • sympathetic 同情的,有同情心的
  • reserved 保守不爱说话
  • stiff upper lip:quality of not showing feelings in a difficult situation 保持上唇僵硬,面不改色
  • sharp: sharp mind 聪明犀利 intelligent and quick-witted
  • blunt: adj. your knife isn’t sharp
  • genius 天才的
  • stubborn 固执的
  • humilty 谦逊的
  • adept engineers 熟练的工程师
  • frenzy n. (fury) 狂暴
  • zealous 狂热的 crazy
  • jealous 羡慕的,妒忌的
  • chagrin 懊恼,失望

Positive terms

59 positive personality adjectives in English

  • Ambitious:Having an intense drive to get success
  • Considerate: Possessing a thoughtful & compassionate personality
  • Cheerful: Possessing a happy or pleasant personality
  • Outgoing: Possessing a social & friendly demeanour
  • Supportive: Someone who provides help when necessary
  • Adventurous: Someone who enjoys taking risks & trying new things
  • Confident: Being self-assured
  • Generous: willing to give and share unstintingly.
  • Diligent: showing care and effort in your work or duties
  • Disciplined
  • hardy 强壮的,坚强的
  • heroic 英雄的
  • hospitable 好客的
  • hospitality 好客
  • hypocrisy 伪善,虚伪
  • ingenious 聪明的 机敏的 very clever
  • insight 洞察力
  • integrity 正直
  • resolution 坚定,决心
  • indomitable 不屈不挠
  • persistence 执着的,不屈不挠的
  • inclusion 包容性
  • solitary 孤独的
  • bony 瘦骨嶙峋的
  • credited with

He is often credited with developing the study of logic, as well as the foundation for modern-day zoology.

Negative terms

  • Stingy: Someone who is averse to sharing
  • Bad-tempered: A person with an unpleasant & furious personality
  • Deceitful: A person who strives to keep the truth hidden
  • Pessimistic: Someone who has a gloomy outlook on life
  • Insensitive: Uncaring or unfeeling for the feelings of others
  • quarrelsome: ready or likely to argue or disagree

Physical characteristics

  • Height: Tall, slim, short, or average height
  • Build: Chubby, thin, petite, stocky, large, small, muscular
  • Hair: Long, short, medium length, red, black, brown, grey, brunette, bald, straight, curly, wavy, thin, voluminous
  • Eyes: Blue, brown, dark brown, grey, and green, almond-shaped
  • Facial features: Mustache, beard, clean-shaven
  • Complexion: Fair, pale, dark, light


team up
They teamed up.
They teamed up with each other.

My best friend’s very caring and sympathetic. She always provides me with a shoulder to cry on when things go wrong.

The resoluteness and indomitable spirt of the America pioneers.

Her personality was somewhat reserved.

Sheared 剪切