In English vocabulary, there are some most used words which express the character types of people. So, here is the lesson on the Vocabulary on the Characteristics of People which covers both the positive sides and negative sides of human attitude to others and their ability or weakness.
I hope this collection of vocabulary on the Characteristics of People will help you to describe a person along with his nature. If you memorize these words and learn the proper usages of them in sentences, you can easily express the characters or attitudes of the people in English.
I have enlisted the most essential and used words in this lesson along with their usages in sentences.
This is a perfect lesson for you to enrich your vocabulary stock in English.
Intellectual ability or inability of people:
There are some words which are used to express the intellectual ability or quality of the people. These words are considered as adjectives in parts of speech. You know, people have both positive and negative qualities in their nature.
Here is a chart on both the positive and negative sides.
|Positive Qualities||Negative Qualities|
|Brainy (colloquial)||Brainless/ Daft/ Dumb/ Dim (colloquial)|
Your little brother seems very intelligent.
You should study hard to be a bright student.
He is really a stupid.
A cunning fox called for the meeting.
People’s Attitudes towards life:
These words are used based on the thoughts of people. Different people have different views or attitudes towards various aspects of life.
Here those words are enlisted below with the expressions.
|Looking on either the bright or the black side of things||optimistic||pessimistic|
|Outward-looking or inward-looking||extroverted||introverted|
|Calm or not calm with regard to attitude to life||Relaxed||tense|
|Practical, not dreamy in approach to life||sensible||down-to-earth|
|Feeling things very intensely||sensitive|
You should be optimistic in this project.
I hate introverted people very much.
This case is really very much sensitive.
People’s Attitudes towards other people:
These words are used based on the attitudes or behaviour of people towards other people in this world. People treat others based on their thoughts or activities. You can use these words to describe the different nature of people in our society.
|Sociable/ gregarious||Enjoying others’ company|
|Quarrelsome/ argumentative||Disagreeing with others|
|Cruel/ sadistic||Taking pleasure in others’ pain|
|easy-going/ even-tempered||Relaxed in attitude to self and others|
|Impolite/ rude/ ill-mannered/ discourteous||Not polite to others|
|Honest/ trustworthy/ reliable/ sincere||Telling the truth to others|
|Jealous/ envious||Unhappy if others have what one does not have oneself|
You must be sociable to live in a society.
People do not like a quarrelsome girl like you.
Why are you jealous of his success?
Finally, I would like to show you a chart on the synonyms and antonyms on the characteristics of the people.
Chart on the Synonyms and Antonyms on the Characteristics of the People
|determined||Obstinate/ stubborn/ pig-headed|
|Thrifty/economical||Miserly/ mean/ tight-fisted|
|self-assured||self-important/ arrogant/full of oneself (colloquial)|
|assertive||Aggressive/ bossy (colloquial)|
|original||Peculiar/ weird/ eccentric/ odd|
|Frank/direct/open||Blunt/ abrupt/ brusque/ curt|
|inquiring||Inquisitive/ nosy (colloquial)|
Now be determined on your oath before the journey.
A pig-headed like you should not stay here any more.
Most of the people are ambitious in their imagination.
So, now memorize these words and make sentences yourself in order to ensure your perfect learning of this vocabulary on Characteristics of People. You can find out more essential vocabulary collection on our vocabulary lessons category.