Personal quality adjectives

When you are asked about yourself in a job interview, or you’re describing someone, the best way to do that is to use the following personal qualities:

accurate:              able to do the work with no mistakes
adaptable:           able to change to a new situation
ambitious:           wanting more and better things in life
amusing:              able to make people laugh
athletic:                 being in shape and able to do sports
bold:                        fearless, doing things before others do them
caring:                   caring about other people
confident:             knowing who you are and what you can do
conscientious:    always doing the right thing
considerate:        thinking of other people’s needs and emotions
cooperative:        able to work well with other people
creative:                able to make things no one has made before
curious:                wanting to know something
decisive:                able to make decisions quickly
dependable:         always doing what you say you’ll do
determined:        willing to do what’s necessary to achieve a goal
diligent:                 making a constant effort
disciplined:         able to control yourself
efficient:                able to get a lot done in a short amount of time
energetic:              having a lot of energy and not getting tired
enthusiastic:       very interested and excited
flexible:                  able to change in a new situation
generous:              sharing what’s yours with other people
honest:                    telling the truth and doing the right thing
informed:              knowing a lot of information
loyal:                         faithful to your friends or to an organization
mature:                   acting like an adult and not a child
modest:                   not telling other people what good things you have done
motivated               having good reasons to do well
open-minded:       able to listen to opposite sides of an argument
optimistic:             able to see the good things in life
organized:              knowing where everything is and what needs to be done
passionate:            having strong emotions about something
patient:                    able to do hard or boring jobs and not get angry or bored
personable             well-liked by others, friendly
persuasive:            able to make other people agree with you
practical:                 doing things that you know are going to work
proactive:                doing things to stop a future problem from happening
punctual:                 on time
qualified:                 having the training, education or experience to do a job
resourceful:           able to solve problems creatively by using what is available
responsible:            feeling like it’s your duty to do a job
sensible:                   having good judgment
sensitive:                  able to feel your own and others’ emotions
sincere:                     honest and open in feelings and thoughts
talented:                    having an easy ability to do something
thorough:                  doing everything that is required and then more
trustworthy:           able to be trusted
versatile:                   able to do many different skillful things
well-balanced:         doing equal work and equal play, having a lot of interests
well-groomed:         having a neat and clean appearance

Use these flashcards to help you study.

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