List of Personality Traits


List of Personality Traits

Our personalities largely make up who we are as persons, and how we are perceived by others around us. Personality traits are specific characteristics that a person may have which together form a personality. They can be both positive and negative, although judgment of that can be a matter of opinion. Here is a list of common personality traits and how they are typically being judged.

List of Personality Traits
Positive Negative
accepts what’s given ignores, rejects what’s given
affectionate distant, cold, aloof
Ambitious, motivated self-satisfied, unmotivated
aspiring self-satisfied
candid closed, guarded, secretive
caring uncaring, unfeeling, callous
change; accepts, embraces it rejects change
cheerful cheerless, gloomy, sour, grumpy
considerate, thoughtful inconsiderate, thoughtless
cooperative uncooperative, unhelpful, combative
courageous cowering, fearful
courteous rude, impolite
decisive indecisive
devoted uncommitted, uncaring, hostile
determined indecisive, unsure
does what is necessary, right does what is convenient
perseveres, endures relents, gives up
enthusiastic unenthusiastic, apathetic, indifferent
expansive kept back, tight, constricting
faith in life life can’t be trusted
faith in oneself lack of faith in self
faith in others others can’t be relied on
flexible inflexible, rigid, unbending, stubborn
forgiving unforgiving, resentful, spiteful
focused unfocused, scattered
freedom given to others authoritarian, controlling
friendly unfriendly, distant, aloof, hostile
frugal, thrifty Wasteful, spendthrift
generous stingy, miserly, selfish
goodwill ill-will, malice, hatred
grateful ungrateful, unappreciative
hard-working lazy
honest dishonest, deceiving, lying
humble arrogant, conceited, ego-centric
interested indifferent, uncaring
involved complacent, indifferent
jealous, not jealous, envious, covetous
kind unkind, uncaring, cruel, mean
mature immature
modest vain
open-minded, tolerant narrow, close, small-minded, intolerant
optimistic pessimistic
perfects allows imperfection
persistent, sustaining flagging, fleeting, unsustaining
practical impractical, not viable
punctual late, not on time
realistic naïve, impractical
reliable unreliable, undependable
respectful disrespectful, rude, impolite
responsibility, takes blames others
responsible unreliable, undependable
responsive unresponsive, unreceptive
self-confident lack of self confidence, insecure
self-directed directed by externals
self-disciplined undisciplined, unrestrained, indulgent
self-esteem, high self-esteem, confidence – low
self-giving self-centered
self-reliant dependent
selfless selfish
sensitive Insensitive, indifferent
serious silly, trivial, petty
sincere insincere, dishonest
social independence social approval required
sympathetic unsympathetic, unfeeling
systematic unsystematic, disorganized, disorderly, random
open minded, willing to consider other opinions closed minded, insists on own view
thoughtful towards others thoughtless, inconsiderate, callous
trusting suspicious, mistrusting
unpretentious pretentious, affected, ostentatious
unselfish selfish
willing does, willingness stubborn, unwilling, reluctant
work comes first convenience first
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7 Responses to “List of Personality Traits”

  1. Kristin says:

    Thinking of a character traits’ antonym can be a little hard to grasp, but this list makes it easy :)

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  2. sadie says:

    I really like this site it helps alot when you need it!

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  3. Janell says:

    It’s just what you need when writing a biography!!

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  4. Evan says:

    Rebellious should not be a negitive trait.

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  5. Andrew says:

    Such a long list, but helped a lot!

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  6. Christina says:

    If social independence is a positive trait, as opposed to the need for social approval, why is “takes others point of view” also a positive trait, since retaining your own view is a form of social independence?

    If this characteristic was meant to describe ones empathetic ability, say it in such a way as to express that more clearly.

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  7. admin says:

    Christina, I’ve changed it to “open minded, willing to consider other opinions” vs. “closed minded, insists on own view” to be more clear.

    Being willing to consider other opinions is good, but doesn’t necessarily lead to changing of your views to those of others. Steadfastly insisting on own view without even considering others opinions, on the other hand, is bad.

    I hope that sounds better.

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