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Different Types of People

Master the words used to describe different types of people

Different people have different abilities. In general, we find ourselves short of words when we try to describe these individual qualities, and are generally stuck with regular descriptions such as happy, sad, cheerful, dull and so on. What if you have a bank of words that you can use to describe people in varied hues and identify peculiar individual traits of people?

This article will provide a comprehensive list of 45 such qualities that you can explore and start using for the 'different types of people' you know.

  • Acquaintance: A relationship less intimate than friendship
  • Able: (usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means, skill, know-how or authority to do something
  • Absent-minded: Lost in thought; showing preoccupation
  • Adventurous: Willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
  • Apathetic: Showing little or no emotion or animation
  • Ardent: Characterized by intense emotion
  • Awful: Exceptionally bad or displeasing
  • Boisterous: Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
  • Callous: Emotionally hardened
  • Cantankerous: Stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
  • Churlish: Rude and boorish
  • Circumspect: Heedful of potential consequences
  • Conceited: Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
  • Condescending: (used of behaviour or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension (Disdain or Scorn)
  • Conscientious: Characterized by extreme care and great effort
  • Crabby: Annoyed and irritable
  • Dainty: Delicately beautiful
  • Demonic: Extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
  • Dowdy: Lacking in smartness or taste
  • Egotistical: Characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
  • Fastidious: Giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness
  • Ferocious: Marked by extreme and violent energy
  • Fervent: Characterized by intense emotion
  • Glutinous: Able or tending to stick; having the properties of an adhesive
  • Immodest: Having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
  • Irascible: Quickly aroused to anger
  • Listless: Marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
  • Lithe: Moving and bending with ease
  • Lively: Full of life and energy
  • Meddlesome: Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
  • Mercurial: Liable to sudden unpredictable change
  • Meticulous: Marked by precise accordance with details
  • Moronic: Having a mental age of between eight and twelve years
  • Obnoxious: Causing disapproval or protest
  • Paternalistic: Benevolent but sometimes intrusive
  • Peevish: Easily irritated or annoyed
  • Persnickety: (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
  • Prejudiced: Emanating from a person's emotions and prejudices
  • Querulous: Habitually complaining
  • Resourceful: Having inner resources; adroit or imaginative
  • Sentimental: Given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality
  • Slovenly: Negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
  • Stoic: Someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
  • Testy: Easily irritated or annoyed
  • Volcanic: Relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes
  • Zealous: Marked by active interest and enthusiasm

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