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Personality characteristics are significant enduring tendencies in an individual's behavior. These characteristics change over time with experience, introspection and effort. The following are common personality characteristics.
Absent-minded
Accepting
Active
Adaptive
Aggressive
Agreeable
Analytical
Anti-social
Anxious
Apprehensive
Arrogant
Astute
Bold
Brave
Candid
Careful
Caring
Cheerful
Closed
Cold
Combative
Complacent
Compulsive
Conforming
Conscientious
Conservative
Conventional
Cooperative
Cowardly
Creative
Critical
Deceitful
Deep
Dependent
Diplomatic
Disciplined
Dishonest
Dispassionate
Distrustful
Docile
Driven
Dutiful
Easygoing
Emotional
Empathetic
Energetic
Expedient
Expressive
Extroverted
Fair
Flexible
Follower
Forgiving
Freethinking
Gentle
Genuine
Greedy
Gritty
Grounded
Harsh
Honest
Humble
Hypocritical
Idealistic
Ill-tempered
Impatient
Impulsive
Independent
Individualistic
Indulgent
Inquisitive
Insecure
Intellectual
Intolerant
Introspective
Introverted
Intuitive
Involved
Irrational
Irresponsible
Judgemental
Lazy
Leader
Lenient
Lively
Loyal
Modest
Moralistic
Naive
No-nonsense
Nonconforming
Objective
Obsessive
Open
Oppositional
Optimistic
Organized
Passionate
Passive
Passive Aggressive
Patient
Peaceful
Perceptive
Perfectionist
Polished
Pompous
Practical
Pragmatic
Precise
Pretentious
Private
Prudent
Rational
Realistic
Refined
Reserved
Resourceful
Responsible
Secure
Self-absorbed
Self-assured
Self-reliant
Selfish
Selfless
Sensitive
Sentimental
Serious
Shallow
Shrewd
Sincere
Skeptical
Sloppy
Sly
Social
Stable
Stubborn
Suspicious
Tense
Timid
Tolerant
Tough
Traditional
Tranquil
Trusting
Unaffected
Unassuming
Unconditional
Unconventional
Undisciplined
Unexacting
Unfair
Unforgiving
Unimaginative
Uninhibited
Unscrupulous
Unworried
Venturesome
Vulnerable
Worldly
Worrying

Notes

People are extremely dynamic. For example, an individual may be diligent and systematic at work but freethinking and unworried at home. This occurs because people can adapt their behavior to situations to achieve results. As such, it is often inaccurate to pigeonhole people with broad categorizations such as personality types.

Personality Characteristics

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