IELTS vocabulary: 90+ vocabulary describing human personality

IELTS vocabulary 90+ vocabulary describing human personality

Words and vocabulary to describe personality types

In this article, Simply IELTS will mention 90+ English words and vocabulary describing human personality with meaning and examples to know it.

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IELTS vocabulary 90+ vocabulary describing human personality
IELTS vocabulary 90+ vocabulary describing human personality

IELTS vocabulary: 90+ vocabulary describing human personality with examples

1aggressive/əˈɡresiv/attack or confrontAccording to the stereotype, men are typically more aggressive than women.
2ambitious/amˈbiSHəs/having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.She is really ambitious, but I doubt she will ever reach the top.
3creative/krēˈādiv/a person whose job involves creative work.Like many creative people, she can be extremely short-tempered.
4careful/ˈkerfəl/making sure of avoiding potential dangerYou will cut yourself with this knife if you are not careful.
5easy-going/ˌiː.ziˈɡoʊ.ɪŋ/relaxed and tolerant in attitude or mannerShe is a kind and easy-going boss.
6honest/ˈänəst/free of deceit; truthful and sincereI wasn’t fully honest with him, but I didn’t tell him any outright lies.
7cautious/ˈkɔː.ʃəs/careful to avoid potential problems or dangersHe is too cautious to be an effective leader.
8imaginative/iˈmaj(ə)nədiv/having or showing creativity or inventivenessShe is frequently brilliantly imaginative when describing the writer’s life.
9kind/kīnd/generous, helpful, and caring about other peopleIt is really kind of you to go so far to meet me.
10cheerful/ˈtʃɪə.fəl/noticeably happy and optimisticDespite his obstacles, he is invariably cheerful.
11dependable/dəˈpendəb(ə)l/deserving of trust or confidenceI require a dependable one to care for the children while I am at work.
12dumb/dəm/lacking intelligence or stupidAre they courageous or just dumb?
13intelligent/ smart/inˈteləjənt/, /smärt/able to learn and understand things easilyHe is a highly intelligent individual who can think creatively.
14enthusiastic/ɪnˌθjuː.ziˈæs.tɪk/feeling or showing a lot of excitement and interest about somebody/somethingThey were exhausted,  but not any less enthusiastic on that account.
15clever/ˈklevər/skillful or adroit in using the hands or bodyLaura is often bragging about how clever her children are.
16mercurial/mɜːˈkjʊə.ri.əl/changing suddenly and oftenShe possessed mercurial mood swings and was engaging yet unpredictable.
17generous/’dʒenərəs/willing to give money, help, kindnessThey were quite generous, donating to numerous causes.
18faithful/’feiθful/true to one’s word, promises, vowsJim was a faithful, affectionate, and considerate husband.
19sociable, friendly/ˈsəʊ.ʃə.bəl/, /´frendli/having an attitude or acting in a way that shows that you like people and want them to like and trust youI had a headache and was not in a sociable mood.
20Lighthearted/ˌlaɪtˈhɑː.tɪd/free from care, anxiety, or seriousnessChildren are fun and lighthearted with the teacher.
21introverted/ˈɪn.trə.vɜː.tɪd/someone who is shy, quiet, and prefers to spend time aloneShe became reserved, quiet, and introverted when she began school.
22extroverted/ˈek.strə.vɜːt/an energetic person who enjoys being with other peopleAn quiet student may not respond to an extroverted buddy.
23tactful/ˈtak(t)fəl/careful not to say or do anything that could upset someoneThey are tactful and attentive to their own and their friends’ social needs.
24optimistic/ˌɒptəˈmistik/hopeful and confident about the futureExpecting a politician to tell you the unvarnished truth is a bit optimistic.
25pessimistic/ˌpesəˈmistik/tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happenI think James is way too pessimistic about what the surviving sermons themselves tell us.
26competitive/kəmˈpedədiv/wanting very much to win or be more successful than other peopleAlthough the two sisters have always been competitive, they are also quite supportive of one another.
27patient/ˈpeɪ.ʃənt/able to remain calm and not become annoyed when waiting for a long timeI’m just not patient enough to be a teacher, so I could never do it.
28confident/ˈkɒn.fɪ.dənt/sure of oneselfShe is a confident and practiced speaker who consistently dazzles her audience.
29humorous/ˈhjuː.mə.rəs/funny, or making you laughWe were uncertain as to whether he was being humorous or whether his suggestion was serious.
30observant/əbˈzərvənt/quick to notice or perceive thingsAny observant student of our economic life cannot fail to be impressed by the gravity of the situation.
31outgoing/ˌaʊtˈɡəʊ.ɪŋ/Friendly and socially confidentShe has an outgoing disposition.
32loyal/’lɔiəl/giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institutionShe is extremely loyal to her pals.
33open-minded/´oupn¸maindid/willing to consider new ideas; unprejudicedModern physicians tend to be more open-minded about alternative medicine.
34narrow-minded/’nærou’maindid/not willing to listen to or tolerate other people’s views; prejudicedShe has such a narrow-minded views on that field
35gentle/dʒentl/calm, kind, or softHe is really gentle with his children.
36rational/´ræʃənəl/agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensibleHe has a very rational perspective on life.
37sincere/sin´siə/Not pretending or lying; honestBecause he is so sincere, you always know where you stand with him.
38polite/pəˈlaɪt/Behaving in a way that is socially correct and shows respect for other people’s feelingsShe was polite, but not overly so.
39reckless/’reklis/showing a lack of care about risks or danger, and acting without thinking about the results of your actionsFirst, individuals are prone to engage in reckless and hazardous activities.
40stubborn/ˈstʌbərn/refusing to change an opinion or course of action in spite of difficultyHe was renowned for his stubborn resistance and unwillingness to concede defeat.
41talkative/ˈtɔkətɪv/a neutral or mildly unfavorable word applied to a person who is inclined to talk a great deal, sometimes without significanceShe is a vibrant, talkative individual.
42understanding/ˌʌndərˈstændɪŋ/sympathetically aware of other people’s feelings; tolerant and forgivingHe had anticipated that she would be appalled, yet she was surprisingly understanding.
43short-tempered/´ʃɔ:¸tempəd/quick to lose one’s temperWe are all familiar with him, therefore the situation must be dire if he becomes so short-tempered.
44bad-tempered/’bæd’tempəd/easily annoyed or made angryHe’s really bad-tempered. He had no business becoming a teacher.
45selfish/´selfiʃ/limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needsShe never considers anyone else; she is completely selfish.
46mean/mi:n/offensive, selfish, or unkindShe has an extremely negative disposition toward others and is as mean as hell.
47cold/kould/does not show much emotionTim is such a cold boy!
48quite/kwait/characterized by an absence of turbulent motion or disturbance; peaceful, calmTiffany is a really quite student!
49silly, stupid/´sili/, /ˈstupɪd/having or showing a lack of common sense or judgement; absurd and foolishShe was quite silly to quit her work in such a manner.
50crazy/’kreizi/stupid or not reasonableYou would be absolutely crazy to marry that guy.
51lazy/’leizi/unwilling to work or use energyYou were really lazy last semester, but we’ll start fresh this term.
52wise/waiz/having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgementYou’d be wise to take a detour to avoid the road construction.
53Supportive/sə´pɔ:tiv/providing encouragement or emotional helpTypically, children with supportive parents do better in school than those who do not.
54Hard-working/ Diligent/ Industrious/,hɑrd’wɜr kɪŋ/, /´dilidʒənt/, /in´dʌstriəs/characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effortShe is very skilled and diligent.
55Haughty/´hɔ:ti/unfriendly and seeming to consider yourself better than other peopleManchester was far more haughty about who might join.
56Boast/boust/to speak too proudly or show too much satisfaction about something or someone connected with youHe refrained from discussing his test scores to avoid the appearance of boasting.
57Strict/strikt/demanding that rules concerning behaviour are obeyed and observedMy parents were really strict with me as a child.
58Bossy/´bɔsi/enjoy telling people what to doHenry, who is very bossy, wants to be in command.
59Childish/’t∫aidi∫/act immature or bratty as a childHe wasn’t enjoying the occasion so he decided to spoil it for everyone else – it was really childish of him.
60Envious/’enviəs/wanting something another person hasShe was quite envious of her brother’s accomplishments.
61Courteous/´kə:tiəs/polite and showing respectShe frequently disagreed with me, yet she was always courteous.
62Cowardly/´kauədli/lacking courageHe is a coward and an aggressor.
63Gruff/grʌf/rough, brusque, or stern in manner, speech, or aspectUnderneath his gruff appearance, he’s a very kind man.
64Insolent/´insələnt/intentionally and rudely showing no respectWhat a disrespectful and insolent child!
65mad/mæd/unable to behave in a reasonable way; insaneYou are mad to walk home alone at this hour.
66unkind/ʌn´kaind/inconsiderate and harsh to othersIt was unkind of you to take the toy from him.
67unpleasant/ʌn’plezənt/not enjoyable or pleasantHe is short-tempered, self-centered, and an unpleasant man overall.
68cruel/’kru:ә(l)/extremely unkind and unpleasant and causing pain to people or animals intentionallyChildren can be exceptionally cruel to one another.
69Stingy/ˈstɪndʒi/not generous, or unwilling to spend moneyWhen we go out, he is really stingy and never buys anyone a drink.
70Deceitful/di´si:tful/dishonest or hiding the truthShe is extremely deceitful and not to be trusted.
71Arrogant/’ærəgənt/unpleasantly proud and behaving as if you are more important than, or know more than, other peopleI cannot bear how arrogant he is!
72Rude/ru:d/not polite; offensive or embarrassingHe has no manners and is rude to everyone.
73amusing/əˈmjuː.zɪŋ/entertaining and funnySome individuals appear to find it amusing that I shattered my toe.
74Considerate/kən´sidərit/careful not to inconvenience or harm othersColleagues and friends alike mourn the loss of this thoughtful and considerate guy.
75Adventurous/əd´ventʃərəs/willing to try new, unusual, and exciting thingsI am attempting to be more adventurous with my cooking.
76aggressive/əˈgrɛsɪv/behaving in an angry and violent way towards another personShe was really aggressive toward the television reporters.
77Frank/fræɳk/honest, sincere, and truthful, even if there is a risk of causing bad feelingsTo be very frank, I do not believe she is the right person for the job.
78Gracious/´greiʃəs/marked by kindness and courtesyThe losing team was gracious although they were defeated
79Humble/hʌmbl/not proud or arrogant; modestHe is quite humble about his success.
80Liberal/´librəl/willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one’s ownHer parents were far more liberal than mine were.
81Mischievous/´mistʃivəs/behaving in a way, or describing behaviour, that is slightly bad but is not intended to cause serious harm or damageShe possesses a mischievous sense of humor.
82Naive/nai’i:v/showing lack of experience or knowledgeYou were naive to believe that they would listen to your proposals.
83Romantic/roʊˈmæntɪkshowing strong feelings of loveYou used to be very romantic, but you no longer express your affection for me.
84Tricky/´triki/difficult to deal with and needing careful attention or skillHe is a tricky guy.
85Vain/veɪn/unsuccessful; of no valueHe was quite vain about his hair and attire.
86Witty/´witi/using words in a clever and funny wayHe was really personable and witty.
87Zealous/’zeləs/a strong and energetic desireHe believed the media were too zealous in their attempts to gain access to the event.
88Merciful/´mə:siful/treating people with kindness and forgivenessSometimes, judges are more merciful than juries.
89Malicious/məˈlɪʃəs/showing a desire to cause harm to someoneThe court determined that she had not acted with malicious intent.
90Headstrong/´hed¸strɔη/very determined to do what you want without listening to othersShe was a headstrong child who was constantly in trouble.

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