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Personality Adjectives - 'What is she like?'

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'How would you describe her personality?'

When we ask 'What is she like?', we are asking about her personality/character. 'She is tall' is not a good answer to this question because 'tall' is used to describe appearance.

Just to stop any confusion, take a look at these three questions which look similar, but have very different meanings:

What is she like? This question asks about personality and can be answered with:
'She is outgoing and talkative.'

What does she look like? This questions asks about appearance and can be answered:
'She is short, slim and she has big brown eyes.'

What does she like? This question asks about her tastes, likes and interests. It can be answered:
'She likes talking, reading and eating cheese.' 

Now let's get back to the original question,'What is she like?' Here is an A-Z of adjectives we can use to answer this question:

A- Active: she likes to play sport or do physical things.
B- Bright: she is intelligent.
C- Cunning: she uses her intelligence secretly/mysteriously to get what she wants.
D- Diligent: she is hardworking.
E- Extroverted: she is very outgoing. She likes to be the centre of attention.
F- Funny: she makes people laugh.
G- Generous: she likes to ‘give’ to help others.
H- Honest: she tells the truth.
I- Imaginative: she has a good imagination.
J- Jealous: (negative) she wants what other people have. She doesn’t like others to succeed
K- Kind: nice, gentle and helpful
L- Lazy: (negative) she doesn’t like to work or exercise. She’s happy doing nothing.
M- Moody: (negative) she often becomes angry and unfriendly because she is unhappy.
N- Naughty: (negative): usually for children) her behaviour is bad.
O- Optimistic: she is a positive person and positive about the future.
P- Pessimistic: she is a negative person. She thinks things will end badly. The opposite of optimistic.
Q- Quiet: she doesn’t say much. She prefers to listen.
R- Rude: (negative) she is not polite and she offends people.
S- Sensible: she has good common sense and judgment.
T- Thoughtful: she carefully thinks about other people and how to help them.
U- Upbeat: she is positive and in a good mood.
V- Violent: (negative) she will hurt you. She is aggressive…so be careful!
W- Wonderful: she is great!
X- Xenophobic: she dislikes people from foreign countries. She is racist.
Y- Youthful: she is young at heart.
Z- Zany: she is a little crazy, but in a fun way.

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