Character Traits

character traits

Every person on the face of this earth has positive and negative character traits and so should the characters in your story. Below you find positive and negative character traits to use in your writing.
As always, make sure you consult a dictionary when you don’t know whether a word means what you think it does!

Tip: Use positive character traits to find negative ones and vice versa.


Positive

accessible educated lovable responsible
adaptable efficient loving responsive
adventurous eloquent loyal romantic
affable empathetic magnanimous scrupulous
affectionate encouraging mature secure
agreeable energetic meticulous self-confident
ambitious enthusiastic moderate delf-disciplined
amicable exuberant modest selfless
amusing fair neat sensible
articulate faithful non-authoritarian sensitive
balanced fearless obedient shy
benevolent firm objective sincere
brave flexible open skilful
bright focused optimistic sociable
briljant forgiving orderly solid
broad-minded frank organised spontaneous
capable friendly original sporting
captivating funny passionate stable
careful generous patient steadfast
caring gentle peaceful stoic
charming genuine perceptove straightforward
clear-headed gracious persistent strong
clever gregarious personable suave
compassionate hard-working persuasive subtle
confident helpful pioneering sympathetic
conscientious heroic placid tasteful
considerate honest plucky thorough
courageous humble polished thoughtful
courteous humorous polite tidy
creative idealistic powerful tolerant
curious imaginative practical tough
daring impartial precise unassuming
decent incisive principled uncomplaining
decisive independent profound understanding
educated innovative protective upright
dependable insightful prudent versatile
determined intelligent punctual vivacious
dignified intuitive quick-witted warm
diligent inventive quiet well-read
diplomatic invulnerable rational well-rounded
disciplined keen relaxed willing
discreet kind reliable wise
dynamic liberal reserved witty
easy-going logical resourceful

Negative

abrasive enervated mechanical rude
aggresive envious melodramatic ruthless
aimless erratic miserable sadistic
aloof extravagant moody sanctimonious
angry extreme nagging scornful
anxious facetious narcissistic secretive
arrogant fanatical narrow-minded self-indulgent
artificial finicky nasty selfish
base fixed naughty shameless
belligerent flippant neglectful slovenly
bitchy foolish nervous sly
blunt forgetful neurotic sneaky
boastful fussy nosy sordid
boorish gloomy obnoxious stingy
boring greedy obsessive stubborn
callous grim obstinate stupid
calculating grumoy offhand superficial
careless gullible opinionated surly
caustic harsh outrageous tactless
changeable hateful over-critical tasteless
charmless hesitant over-emotional temperamental
cold hostile paranoid tense
coarse ignorant passive thoughtless
compulsive impatient pathetic touchy
conceited impractical patronising truculent
condemnatory impulsive perverse uncaring
cowardly inconsiderate petty uncharitable
crafty indecisive pessimistic unfriendly
crazy indiscreet petulant unkind
cruel inflexible picky unrealistic
cunning inhibited plodding unreliable
deceitful insecure pompous unruly
demanding insensitive predatory unstable
dependent insulting prejudiced untidy
desperate intolerant pretentious untrustworthy
destructive irrational prim vague
detached irresponsible procrastinating vain
difficult jealous puritanical vengeful
dishonest judgemental quick-tempered vindictive
disloyal killjoy quixotic weak
disobedient lay rash weak-willed
disruptive malicious resentful wilful
dogmatic materialistic ridiculous withdrawn
dull mean rigid

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