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A big long list of personality traits

Personality traits

It’s always good when a character has some unique personality traits. Here’s a big long list of personality traits grouped into positive, negative and neutral. Just… because… you never know when it might come in useful! 

Negative:

  • Abrasive
  • Abrupt
  • Agonizing
  • Aimless
  • Airy
  • Aloof
  • Amoral
  • Angry
  • Anxious
  • Apathetic
  • Arbitrary
  • Argumentative
  • Arrogantt
  • Artificial
  • Asocial
  • Assertive
  • Astigmatic
  • Barbaric
  • Bewildered
  • Bizarre
  • Bland
  • Blunt
  • Biosterous
  • Brittle
  • Brutal
  • Calculating
  • Callous
  • Cantakerous
  • Careless
  • Cautious
  • Charmless
  • Childish
  • Clumsy
  • Coarse
  • Cold
  • Colorless
  • Complacent
  • Complaintive
  • Compulsive
  • Conceited
  • Condemnatory
  • Conformist
  • Confused
  • Contemptible
  • Conventional
  • Cowardly
  • Crafty
  • Crass
  • Crazy
  • Criminal
  • Critical
  • Crude
  • Cruel
  • Cynical
  • Decadent
  • Deceitful
  • Delicate
  • Demanding
  • Dependent
  • Desperate
  • Destructive
  • Devious
  • Difficult
  • Dirty
  • Disconcerting
  • Discontented
  • Discouraging
  • Discourteous
  • Dishonest
  • Disloyal
  • Disobedient
  • Disorderly
  • Disorganized
  • Disputatious
  • Disrespectful
  • Disruptive
  • Dissolute
  • Dissonant
  • Distractible
  • Disturbing
  • Dogmatic
  • Domineering
  • Dull
  • Easily Discouraged
  • Egocentric
  • Enervated
  • Envious
  • Erratic
  • Escapist
  • Excitable
  • Expedient
  • Extravagant
  • Extreme
  • Faithless
  • False
  • Fanatical
  • Fanciful
  • Fatalistic
  • Fawning
  • Fearful
  • Fickle
  • Fiery
  • Fixed
  • Flamboyant
  • Foolish
  • Forgetful
  • Fraudulent
  • Frightening
  • Frivolous
  • Gloomy
  • Graceless
  • Grand
  • Greedy
  • Grim
  • Gullible
  • Hateful
  • Haughty
  • Hedonistic
  • Hesitant
  • Hidebound
  • High-handed
  • Hostile
  • Ignorant
  • Imitative
  • Impatient
  • Impractical
  • Imprudent
  • Impulsive
  • Inconsiderate
  • Incurious
  • Indecisive
  • Indulgent
  • Inert
  • Inhibited
  • Insecure
  • Insensitive
  • Insincere
  • Insulting
  • Intolerant
  • Irascible
  • Irrational
  • Irresponsible
  • Irritable
  • Lazy
  • Libidinous
  • Loquacious
  • Malicious
  • Mannered
  • Mannerless
  • Mawkish
  • Mealymouthed
  • Mechanical
  • Meddlesome
  • Melancholic
  • Meretricious
  • Messy
  • Miserable
  • Miserly
  • Misguided
  • Mistaken
  • Money-minded
  • Monstrous
  • Moody
  • Morbid
  • Muddle-headed
  • Naive
  • Narcissistic
  • Narrow
  • Narrow-minded
  • Natty
  • Negativistic
  • Neglectful
  • Neurotic
  • Nihilistic
  • Obnoxious
  • Obsessive
  • Obvious
  • Odd
  • Offhand
  • One-dimensional
  • One-sided
  • Opinionated
  • Opportunistic
  • Oppressed
  • Outrageous
  • Overimaginative
  • Paranoid
  • Passive
  • Pedantic
  • Perverse
  • Petty
  • Pharissical
  • Phlegmatic
  • Plodding
  • Pompous
  • Possessive
  • Power-hungry
  • Predatory
  • Prejudiced
  • Presumptuous
  • Pretentious
  • Prim
  • Procrastinating
  • Profligate
  • Provocative
  • Pugnacious
  • Puritanical
  • Quirky
  • Reactionary
  • Reactive
  • Regimental
  • Regretful
  • Repentant
  • Repressed
  • Resentful
  • Ridiculous
  • Rigid
  • Ritualistic
  • Rowdy
  • Ruined
  • Sadistic
  • Sanctimonious
  • Scheming
  • Scornful
  • Secretive
  • Sedentary
  • Selfish
  • Self-indulgent
  • Shallow
  • Shortsighted
  • Shy
  • Silly
  • Single-minded
  • Sloppy
  • Slow
  • Sly
  • Small-thinking
  • Softheaded
  • Sordid
  • Steely
  • Stiff
  • Strong-willed
  • Stupid
  • Submissive
  • Superficial
  • Superstitious
  • Suspicious
  • Tactless
  • Tasteless
  • Tense
  • Thievish
  • Thoughtless
  • Timid
  • Transparent
  • Treacherous
  • Trendy
  • Troublesome
  • Unappreciative
  • Uncaring
  • Uncharitable
  • Unconvincing
  • Uncooperative
  • Uncreative
  • Uncritical
  • Unctuous
  • Undisciplined
  • Unfriendly
  • Ungrateful
  • Unhealthy
  • Unimaginative
  • Unimpressive
  • Unlovable
  • Unpolished
  • Unprincipled
  • Unrealistic
  • Unreflective
  • Unreliable
  • Unrestrained
  • Unself-critical
  • Unstable
  • Vacuous
  • Vague
  • Venal
  • Venomous
  • Vindictive
  • Vulnerable
  • Weak
  • Weak-willed
  • Well-meaning
  • Willful
  • Wishful
  • Zany

Positive:

  • Accessible
  • Active
  • Adaptable
  • Admirable
  • Adventurous
  • Agreeable
  • Alert
  • Allocentric
  • Amiable
  • Anticipative
  • Appreciative
  • Articulate
  • Aspiring
  • Athletic
  • Attractive
  • Balanced
  • Benevolent
  • Brilliant
  • Calm
  • Capable
  • Captivating
  • Caring
  • Challenging
  • Charismatic
  • Charming
  • Cheerful
  • Clean
  • Clear-headed
  • Clever
  • Colorful
  • Companionly
  • Compassionate
  • Conciliatory
  • Confident
  • Conscientious
  • Considerate
  • Constant
  • Contemplative
  • Cooperative
  • Courageous
  • Courteous
  • Creative
  • Cultured
  • Curious
  • Daring
  • Debonair
  • Decent
  • Decisive
  • Dedicated
  • Deep
  • Dignified
  • Directed
  • Disciplined
  • Discreet
  • Dramatic
  • Dutiful
  • Dynamic
  • Earnest
  • Ebullient
  • Educated
  • Efficient
  • Elegant
  • Eloquent
  • Empathetic
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Esthetic
  • Exciting
  • Extraordinary
  • Fair
  • Faithful
  • Farsighted
  • Felicific
  • Firm
  • Flexible
  • Focused
  • Forecful
  • Forgiving
  • Forthright
  • Freethinking
  • Friendly
  • Fun-loving
  • Gallant
  • Generous
  • Gentle
  • Genuine
  • Good-natured
  • Gracious
  • Hardworking
  • Healthy
  • Hearty
  • Helpful
  • Herioc
  • High-minded
  • Honest
  • Honorable
  • Humble
  • Humorous
  • Idealistic
  • Imaginative
  • Impressive
  • Incisive
  • Incorruptible
  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Innovative
  • Inoffensive
  • Insightful
  • Insouciant
  • Intelligent
  • Intuitive
  • Invulnerable
  • Kind
  • Knowledge
  • Leaderly
  • Leisurely
  • Liberal
  • Logical
  • Lovable
  • Loyal
  • Lyrical
  • Magnanimous
  • Many-sided
  • Masculine (Manly)
  • Mature
  • Methodical
  • Maticulous
  • Moderate
  • Modest
  • Multi-leveled
  • Neat
  • Nonauthoritarian
  • Objective
  • Observant
  • Open
  • Optimistic
  • Orderly
  • Organized
  • Original
  • Painstaking
  • Passionate
  • Patient
  • Patriotic
  • Peaceful
  • Perceptive
  • Perfectionist
  • Personable
  • Persuasive
  • Planful
  • Playful
  • Polished
  • Popular
  • Practical
  • Precise
  • Principled
  • Profound
  • Protean
  • Protective
  • Providential
  • Prudent
  • Punctual
  • Pruposeful
  • Rational
  • Realistic
  • Reflective
  • Relaxed
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful
  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Responsive
  • Reverential
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sage
  • Sane
  • Scholarly
  • Scrupulous
  • Secure
  • Selfless
  • Self-critical
  • Self-defacing
  • Self-denying
  • Self-reliant
  • Self-sufficent
  • Sensitive
  • Sentimental
  • Seraphic
  • Serious
  • Sexy
  • Sharing
  • Shrewd
  • Simple
  • Skillful
  • Sober
  • Sociable
  • Solid
  • Sophisticated
  • Spontaneous
  • Sporting
  • Stable
  • Steadfast
  • Steady
  • Stoic
  • Strong
  • Studious
  • Suave
  • Subtle
  • Sweet
  • Sympathetic
  • Systematic
  • Tasteful
  • Teacherly
  • Thorough
  • Tidy
  • Tolerant
  • Tractable
  • Trusting
  • Uncomplaining
  • Understanding
  • Undogmatic
  • Unfoolable
  • Upright
  • Urbane
  • Venturesome
  • Vivacious
  • Warm
  • Well-bred
  • Well-read
  • Well-rounded
  • Winning
  • Wise
  • Witty
  • Youthful

Neutral:

  • Absentminded
  • Aggressive
  • Ambitious
  • Amusing
  • Artful
  • Ascetic
  • Authoritarian
  • Big-thinking
  • Boyish
  • Breezy
  • Businesslike
  • Busy
  • Casual
  • Crebral
  • Chummy
  • Circumspect
  • Competitive
  • Complex
  • Confidential
  • Conservative
  • Contradictory
  • Crisp
  • Cute
  • Deceptive
  • Determined
  • Dominating
  • Dreamy
  • Driving
  • Droll
  • Dry
  • Earthy
  • Effeminate
  • Emotional
  • Enigmatic
  • Experimental
  • Familial
  • Folksy
  • Formal
  • Freewheeling
  • Frugal
  • Glamorous
  • Guileless
  • High-spirited
  • Huried
  • Hypnotic
  • Iconoclastic
  • Idiosyncratic
  • Impassive
  • Impersonal
  • Impressionable
  • Intense
  • Invisible
  • Irreligious
  • Irreverent
  • Maternal
  • Mellow
  • Modern
  • Moralistic
  • Mystical
  • Neutral
  • Noncommittal
  • Noncompetitive
  • Obedient
  • Old-fashined
  • Ordinary
  • Outspoken
  • Paternalistic
  • Physical
  • Placid
  • Political
  • Predictable
  • Preoccupied
  • Private
  • Progressive
  • Proud
  • Pure
  • Questioning
  • Quiet
  • Religious
  • Reserved
  • Restrained
  • Retiring
  • Sarcastic
  • Self-conscious
  • Sensual
  • Skeptical
  • Smooth
  • Soft
  • Solemn
  • Solitary
  • Stern
  • Stoiid
  • Strict
  • Stubborn
  • Stylish
  • Subjective
  • Surprising
  • Soft
  • Tough
  • Unaggressive
  • Unambitious
  • Unceremonious
  • Unchanging
  • Undemanding
  • Unfathomable
  • Unhurried
  • Uninhibited
  • Unpatriotic
  • Unpredicatable
  • Unreligious
  • Unsentimental
  • Whimsical

Bloody hell this is a long list right? I got the list from here. If you thought this was useful please share it with fellow RPers or on Facebook or Twitter. Remember sharing is caring!

  • Brogan (Mobius64)

    I don’t think I can thank you enough

    • Is this useful then?

      • KarateAddi

        Extremely usefull. Thank you. 🙂

  • threnody

    Jebus this is a looooooooooooong list!

  • Jaxx

    Can you have an “All Of The Above” option too for us dysfunctional types 😉 Tee Hee