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Describing People

                 Describing People
 
 

English words that describe behaviour

An A-Z of English words and phrases that describe behaviour.

A

active = always doing something: "She's an active person and never wants to stay in."

aggressive = being angry or threatening: "He's aggressive and starts arguments."

ambitious = wanting to succeed: "He's ambitious and wants to lead the company."

argumentative = always arguing with people: "He won't accept what you say – he's argumentative and loves to disagree!"

arrogant = thinking you are better than anyone else: "He always behaves as if nobody else's opinion is important – "I find him very arrogant."

assertive = being confident, so people can't force you to do things you don't want to do: "It's important to be assertive at work."

B

bad-tempered = in a bad mood: "What's got into him lately? He's so bad-tempered."

big-headed = thinking you're very important or clever: "I've never met anyone so big-headed!"

bossy = telling people what to do all the time: "He's so bossy - he never lets me do things the way I want to do them."

C

careless = not taking care: "He's a careless driver – "I'm sure he'll have an accident."

caring = wanting to help people: "My boss is caring and often asks me how things are going."

catty = saying nasty or spiteful things about other people: "I know you don't like her, but calling her names is a bit catty."

cautious = being careful, so that you avoid mistakes: "He's cautious about investing money in the stock market."

charming = pleasant and likeable: "What a charming man!"

cheeky = being rude or disrespectful: "It was a bit cheeky of him to ask for more money."

clever = intelligent: "She's a clever student and picks things up quickly."

conceited = thinking you're very clever, or better than others: "He's so conceited – he thinks everyone should admire him."

conscientious = doing something carefully, because you want to do it well: "She's a conscientious student and always does her homework."

considerate = thinking and caring about others: "My neighbour brought me flowers when I was in hospital – he's very considerate." ("That was considerate of him.")

coy = pretending to be shy so that you don't have to give information: "He's very coy about his qualifications – maybe he doesn't have any."

creative = someone who can make or design things, or can think of solutions to a problem: "She's creative and artistic."

curious = wanting to know things: "I'm curious to find out what you think of the situation."

D

deceitful = trying to make people think something, so that you get what you want: "He lied to get this job – he's so deceitful."

docile = quiet and submissive: "She's a docile child and always does what she's told."

dogmatic = wanting others to accept your ideas without discussion: "He's a dogmatic politician and always thinks he's right."

domineering = trying to control other people: "He's loud and domineering in the office – it's difficult to get him to listen to us."

E

enthusiastic = having a lot of interest in something: "He's an enthusiastic supporter of equal rights."

excitable = someone who easily gets excited: "He gets very excitable about politics – it's one of his passions in life."

extroverted = outgoing and lively: "She's extroverted and loves going out with people."

F

faithful = being loyal to someone or something: "She's a faithful friend."

fickle = changing your mind and being unpredictable: "Politicians can be fickle when it suits them!"

flaky = slightly unstable and unreliable: "She's a little flaky at times, but otherwise she's a good worker."

full of himself = acting proud of yourself: "He was full of himself after he got the promotion – it got annoying after a while."

funny = making other people laugh: "He can be extremely funny when he's in the mood."

fussy = only liking certain things: "She's fussy about what she wears."

G

good-natured = kind and thoughtful: "She's good-natured and always tries to help."

grumpy = someone who tends to be in a bad mood: "He's always grumpy in the morning and never says 'hello'."

H

happy-go-lucky = not worrying about what might happen in the future: "He's a bit happy-go-lucky and doesn't think about the future."

I

impulsive = doing things without thinking first: "If he sees something he likes, he just buys it – he can be so impulsive at times!"

inconsiderate = not considering other people or their feelings: "It was a little inconsiderate of him not to give you a get-well card."

introverted = opposite of extroverted: "He was introverted as a teenager, but became more confident as he got older."

inventive = able to think up new ideas: "As head of Marketing, he can often think of inventive ways to keep his customers happy."

irritating = annoying others: "He can be very irritating to work with."

J

jokey = making jokes: "You're in a jokey mood today, but we've got work to do!"

jolly = happy and cheerful: "It was the weekend and everyone was in a jolly mood."

K

kind = thoughtful and caring: "My neighbour is kind – she looked after my cat when I was on holiday."

L

loud-mouthed = someone who talks a lot and often says offensive things: "Don't worry about what he said – he's loud-mouthed at times."

loyal = someone who is faithful and stands by you: "His colleagues were loyal to him when he was having problems with his boss."

M

manic = behaving in a slightly crazy way: "We're a bit manic at the moment – we're rushing to finish the work before our deadline."

manipulative = trying to get people to do what you want, by influencing or deceiving them: "She's very manipulative when she wants something."

moody = having unpredictable moods: "Some people think he's moody – you never know if he's happy or grumpy."

N

nervous = uncomfortable with a situation: "I'm always nervous before an exam."

O

old-fashioned = behaving or thinking in a way that isn't modern: "He's a bit old-fashioned and thinks women shouldn't work."

opinionated = having strong opinions: "He's opinionated and dogmatic – the last person you want to negotiate with."

P

passive = not assertive – doing what other people want you to do without arguing: "He's passive at work, but domineering at home."

perfectionist = someone who wants perfection: "Her boss is a perfectionnist – no spelling mistakes are allowed."

persuasive = being able to persuade people to do things or to accept your ideas: "He's a persuasive talker."

picky = only liking certain things or people: "She's picky about her friends."

playful = someone who likes to play and have fun: "You're in a playful mood today!"

pleasant = nice and polite: "The bank manager was pleasant to me today."

polite = showing good manners: "She's polite and never forgets to say 'please' or 'thank you'."

pragmatic = being practical and aware of your limitations: "She's pragmatic at work and only does what she can."

Q

quick-tempered = getting angry quickly: "He was quick-tempered when he was young, but he's more relaxed now."

R

reserved = keeping your ideas and thoughts to yourself: "He's reserved, but polite."

rude = impolite: "He's very rude and never says 'please' or 'thank you'."

S

scatter-brained / scatty = someone who often forgets things: "Don't you remember where you put your wallet? You're so scatter-brained!"

serious = not light-hearted: "He's a serious student and always does his homework."

shy = quiet, because you are not very confident: "He's so shy and hates saying anything to people he doesn't know."

sincere = saying what you believe (opposite of insincere): "He's sincere in his beliefs."

slapdash = doing your work quickly and carelessly: "He's got a very slapdash attitude – I doubt he'll ever become a lawyer."

slimy = trying to get what you want by being over-friendly: "That man is so slimy – he makes me feel sick!"

sly = doing things in a secretive way: "You never know what he's up to – he's sly and manipulative."

spiteful = trying to hurt other people because you didn't get what you wanted: "If she doesn't get what she wants, she can be quite spiteful."

T

thoughtful = someone who thinks a lot: "He's a thoughtful person and won't do anything unless he has considered the consequences."

thoughtless = not thinking about people or the consequences of your actions: "I'm sure he didn't mean to be rude – he can be thoughtless at times."

trustworthy = someone you can trust: "My accountant is really trustworthy."

V

volatile quickly changing moods: "He's easily excitable and pretty volatile."

W

witty = being able to make other people laugh by what you say: "He's witty and charming – the perfect person to invite to a party."



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Personality and Appearance

1.Tell me about your father.
   What kind of person is he?

2. What does he look like?



3. What does your mother look like?


4. How about your little sister?


Clothing

5. What is your brother wearing?


6. What kind of shoes does he have    (on)?

7. Is Susan wearing a dress?


8. Anything else?

 

 

 

 

Description

Well, he's very friendly, smart and funny.

He's young, short and handsome.
He has straight black hair and green eyes.


She's tall, thin and beautiful.
She has blonde hair and wears glasses.


She has curly red hair and a cute smile.
Everybody likes her.


He's wearing light brown pants and an orange t-shirt.

Sneakers, and he's wearing white socks.

No. She's wearing a blue skirt and a yellow blouse.

Yes. She's wearing boots and carrying a purse.

 
 
 
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Positive Personality Adjectives
The following positive Personality Adjectives are in common use in the English language. Negative personality adjectives are listed in a separate table below:

Positive Personality Adjectives
A - E
Personality Adjectives
adaptable
adorable
agreeable
alert
alluring
ambitious
amused
boundless
brave
bright
calm
capable
charming
cheerful
coherent
comfortable
confident
cooperative
courageous
credible
cultured
dashing
dazzling
debonair
decisive
decorous
delightful
detailed
determined
diligent
discreet
dynamic
eager
efficient
elated
eminent
enchanting
encouraging
endurable
energetic
entertaining
enthusiastic
excellent
excited
exclusive
A - E
Personality Adjectives
 
 E - P
Personality Adjectives
exuberant
fabulous
fair
faithful
fantastic
fearless
fine
frank
friendly
funny
generous
gentle
glorious
good
happy
harmonious
helpful
hilarious
honorable
impartial
industrious
instinctive
jolly
joyous
kind
kind-hearted
knowledgeable
level
likeable
lively
lovely
loving
lucky
mature
modern
nice
obedient
painstaking
peaceful
perfect
placid
plausible
pleasant
pleasant
plucky

 E - P
Personality Adjectives
 
P - Z
Personality Adjectives
productive
protective
proud
punctual
quiet
receptive
reflective
relieved
resolute
responsible
rhetorical
righteous
romantic
sedate
seemly
selective
self-assured
sensitive
shrewd
silly
sincere
skilful
smiling
splendid
steadfast
stimulating
successful
succinct
talented
thoughtful
thrifty
tough
trustworthy
unbiased
unusual
upbeat
vigorous
vivacious
warm
willing
wise
witty
wonderful
zany
zealous

P - Z
Personality Adjectives
 
Positive Personality Adjectives

Negative Personality Adjectives
The following positive Personality Adjectives are in common use in the English language. Negative personality adjectives are listed in a separate table below:

Negative Personality Adjectives
A - F
Personality Adjectives
abrasive
abrupt
abusive
afraid
aloof
ambiguous
angry
annoyed
anxious
arrogant
ashamed
awful
bad
belligerent
bewildered
boorish
bored
boring
callous
careless
clumsy
combative
confused
cowardly
crazy
creepy
cruel
cynical
dangerous
deceitful
defeated
defective
defiant
demonic
depressed
deranged
disagreeable
disillusioned
disturbed
domineering
draconian
embarrassed
envious
erratic
evasive
evil
faded
fanatical
A - F
Personality
 
 F - R
Personality Adjectives
fierce
filthy
finicky
flashy
flippant
foolish
forgetful
frantic
fretful
frightened
furtive
greedy
grieving
grouchy
gruesome
grumpy
guarded
gullible
helpless
hesitant
homeless
horrible
hungry
hurt
ignorant
ill
irresolute
jealous
jittery
lacking
lazy
lonely
malicious
materialistic
mean
mysterious
naive
nasty
naughty
nervous
noisy
obnoxious
outrageous
panicky
pathetic
possessive
quarrelsome
repulsive
F - R
Personality
 
R - W
Personality Adjectives
ruthless
sad
scary
secretive
selfish
silly
slow
sneaky
snobbish
sore
spendthrift
squeamish
stingy
strange
sulky
tacky
tense
terrible
testy
thick-skinned
thoughtless
threatening
tight
timid
tired
tiresome
troubled
truculent
typical
undesirable
unsuitable
unsure
upset
uptight
vague
vengeful
venomous
volatile
voracious
vulgar
wary
wasteful
weak
weary
wicked
worried
worthless
wretched
R - W
Personality
 
Negative Personality Adjectives

 

 

Adjectives to Describe People

 

Physical Description

 

Personality Description

Deutsch

Englisch

 

Deutsch

Englisch

gross / klein

big / small

 

jung / alt

young / old

dick / dünn

fat / thin

 

sympathisch

likable

schlank

slender

 

unsympathisch

unlikable

gut gebaut

well built

 

nett

nice

kräftig

powerful

 

freundlich

friendly

muskelgepackt

buff

 

unfreundlich

unfriendly

muskelös

muscular

 

amüsant

amusing

schwach

weak

 

athletisch

athletic

stark

strong

 

dramatisch

dramatic

schön

beautiful

 

energisch

energetic

niedlich/hübsch

cute

 

ernst/seriös

serious

hässlich

ugly

 

fähig

capable

schlampig

sloppy

 

organisiert

organized

mittelgross

medium size

 

faul/fleissig

lazy/diligent

das Haar

the hair

 

geizig

stingy

lang/kurz

long/short

 

neidisch

jealous

lockig

curly

 

glücklich/froh

happy

glatt

straight

 

unglücklich

unhappy

wellig

wavey

 

traurig

sad

hat eine Glatze

is bald

 

grosszügig

generous

(color)-haarig

(color) -haired

 

höflich

polite

(color)-köpfig

(color)-headed

 

idealistisch

idealistic

rot

red

 

interessant

interesting

schwarz

black

 

langweilig

boring

braun

brown

 

lustig/witzig

funny

orange

orange

 

lieblich

adorable

gelb

yellow

 

nervös

nervous

lila

purple

 

offen

open

grün

green

 

optimistisch

optimistic

blau

blue

 

pessimistisch

pessimistic

grau

gray

 

populär/beliebt

popular

weiss

white

 

realistisch

realistic

hell

light

 

ruhig

quiet

dunkel

dark

 

arrogant

arrogant

die Augen

the eyes

 

schüchtern

shy

rund

round

 

seelig

joyous

halbrund

oval

 

sensibel

sensible

(color)-äugig

(color)-eyed

 

geduldig

patient

(color)-farbig

(color)-colored

 

streng

strict

haselnussfarbig

hazel

 

unterhaltsam

entertaining

kastanienbaumfarbig

chesnut

 

launisch

moody

     

zärtlich

adorable

     

verständnisvoll

understanding

     

eigensinnig

willful

     

eingebildet

conceited

     

frech

rude

     

gesellig

sociable

 


 
 
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