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Words used to describe someone's personality

adaptive

adjective

changing in order to deal with new situations

addictive

adjective

someone who has an addictive personality becomes addicted to things very easily

babyish

adjective

like a baby

badass

adjective

ready to behave in an unpleasant way when necessary

born

adjective

used for saying that someone had a particular condition, personal quality, name, or social status at the time when they were born

classy

adjective

someone who is classy has the natural ability to choose the best thing or behave in a suitable way in every situation

clingy

adjective

wanting to be with another person all the time in a way that is annoying

constitutionally

adverb

in a way that is related to your general character

flawed

adjective

a flawed person has some faults in their character

flexible

adjective

able to make changes or deal with a situation that is changing

great

adjective

used about someone who is nice and a pleasure to be with

have

verb

used for saying what the qualities of someone’s character are

inbred

adjective

existing or developing as a result of inbreeding

incarnate

adjective

in human form: used for emphasizing that someone is very similar to what has just been mentioned

inclined

adjective

tending to behave in a particular way or to be interested in a particular thing

innate

adjective

an innate quality or ability is one that you have always had

larger-than-life

adjective

someone who is larger-than-life has a very strong or lively personality that impresses people very much

native

adjective

native abilities or qualities are those that you have had since birth

natural

adjective

existing in someone from an early age

natural-born

adjective

showing a particular ability or tendency from an early age

needy

adjective

someone who is needy has emotional problems that make it difficult for them to form good relationships

out-and-out

adjective

showing all the qualities of a particular type of person that you do not approve of

outward

adjective

used about the feelings or qualities that someone seems to have but may not really have

overweening

adjective

used for describing a bad quality that someone has which makes them very unpleasant

perfect

adjective

used for emphasizing how much someone has of a particular quality

personally

adverb

used for emphasizing that you do not dislike someone, just something that they do or the group they belong to

predisposed

adjective

likely to think, feel, or behave in a particular way

prone

adjective

likely to do something or be affected by something, especially something bad

reactive

adjective

reacting to things that happen, rather than making things happen yourself

sad

adjective

used about people’s behaviour or appearance

self-aware

adjective

understanding what your own true thoughts, feelings, and abilities are

self-confessed

adjective

admitting to being a particular bad type of person or to having a particular negative quality

snivelling

adjective

often complaining or crying, in a way that is annoying

sporty

adjective

a sporty person likes playing sport and plays regularly

temperamental

adjective

relating to temperament

temperate

adjective

not extreme in behaviour or language

territorial

adjective

territorial animals or people do not like other animals or people entering an area that they believe belongs to them

thick-skinned

adjective

not easily upset or offended by what other people say about you

tidy

adjective

a tidy person always puts their things away in the correct place

Walter Mitty

noun

someone who imagines that unusual or exciting things happen to them, but whose life is in fact very ordinary

wayward

adjective

a wayward child or someone with wayward behaviour is difficult to control and does unexpected things

well-endowed

adjective

having a lot of something that people admire or want, for example money, beauty, or intelligence

flexibly

adverb

innately

adverb

inscrutability

noun

reactivity

noun

temperamentally

adverb

territorially

adverb

a leopard can’t change its spots

used for saying that someone will never change their behaviour or character

a man of something

a man with a particular quality or ability

as a person

used for talking about someone in relation to their character rather than their professional position

at heart

used for saying what someone’s basic character is

be a bundle of something

used for emphasizing that someone has a lot of a particular quality

be a good/bad etc judge of something

to be someone whose opinions about something are usually right, wrong, intelligent etc

be made of sterner stuff

to be stronger in your character than people expect

be nothing if not

used for emphasizing that someone or something has a lot of a particular quality

deep down

if you have a particular quality deep down, you have that quality, although you try to keep it hidden from other people

given to something

having the tendency to do something

in someone’s DNA

if a quality or characteristic is in someone’s DNA, it is an important part of their nature or identity

in your own right

as a result of your own ability, achievements, qualifications etc and not because of anyone else

not be one to do something

to not be the type of person who would do a particular thing

not have a bad/jealous etc bone in your body

used for emphasizing that someone is not bad/jealous etc in any way

on the outside

used for talking about the way that someone or something seems to people, when this does not show what they are really like

say this/that for someone

used for admitting that someone who you do not approve of has a good quality

do/is/can etc someone ever

used for emphasizing that someone does something or has a particular quality

someone’s bark is worse than their bite

used for saying that someone is not as unpleasant or rude as they seem to be when they talk to you

the complete...

someone who has all the qualities needed for a particular activity

through and through

used for saying that someone has all the qualities of a particular type of person

too clever/nice/generous etc for your own good

so clever/nice/generous etc that it is a disadvantage instead of an advantage

to the core

used for emphasizing that an aspect of someone’s character is very strong and will not change

to your fingertips

if you are a particular type of person to your fingertips, you are a perfect example of that type of person, in every detail

true to form/type

used for saying that someone is doing exactly what you expected because this is what they usually do

your old self

the way that you normally were in the past, before something happened

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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