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120 Words To Describe A Person

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The following is a list of words that can be used to describe the talents, knowledge and character of a person. These can be used in speeches, communications and documents such as resumes or performance reviews. They are intended to be positive but some can be perceived as negative depending on the context. For example, humble could be perceived as negative in some situations.
Able
Accomplished
Adaptable
Adept
Adventurous
Affectionate
Ambitious
Amiable
Audacious
Authentic
Brave
Bright
Calm
Candid
Capable
Commanding
Committed
Compassionate
Competent
Composed
Confident
Connected
Considerate
Consistent
Conventional
Cool
Courteous
Creative
Credible
Cultured
Determined
Diligent
Discerning
Efficient
Elegant
Empathetic
Encouraging
Energetic
Engaged
Ethical
Experienced
Exuberant
Fashionable
Flexible
Friendly
Generous
Gentle
Gifted
Helpful
Honest
Honorable
Humble
Imaginative
Immersed
Impartial
Insightful
Inspiring
Intelligent
Inventive
Judicious
Kind
Knowledgable
Learned
Levelheaded
Likable
Logical
Masterful
Nice
Open
Optimistic
Outgoing
Passionate
Perceptive
Persistent
Personable
Persuasive
Polished
Polite
Positive
Practical
Pragmatic
Principled
Productive
Professional
Qualified
Rational
Realistic
Reasonable
Recognized
Refined
Reliable
Reputable
Reserved
Resilient
Resourceful
Restrained
Risk-taking
Scholarly
Secure
Self-assured
Self-confident
Self-directed
Sensitive
Sincere
Skilled
Smart
Sociable
Sophisticated
Stable
Stylish
Supportive
Talented
Thoughtful
Trusting
Trustworthy
Unassuming
Understanding
Unpretentious
Well Educated
Well-rounded

Personality Traits

Personality traits are how a person perceives their fundamental qualities and character or how they are perceived by others.

Cognitive Traits

Describing a person's cognitive abilities, knowledge and the way that they think.

Emotional Traits

The emotional presence and expressions of a person such as someone who is calm and easygoing versus someone who is spirited and sensitive.

Lifestyle Characteristics

Describing the way that a person lives their life including how they spend their time and their style of living.

Social Characteristics

Qualities of a person that relate to social processes and relationships. For example, someone who is outgoing and collaborative or someone who is reserved and independent.

Professional Characteristics

Characteristics related to an individual's work, profession and career.

Moral Characteristics

An individual's moral character describes the qualities or attributes that guide their ethical behavior in a variety of situations and relationships. For example, someone who is loyal to their family.

Personal Presence

The overall atmosphere of a person that captures their temperament, spirit, tone or energy.

Summary

Words to describe a person include vocabularies for describing the character, talents, personal presence, social traits, cognitive characteristics, lifestyle, interests and general demeanor of an individual.

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