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Positive personality traits
"You can often judge the character of a person by the way he treats his fellow men."
― Jeffrey Archer
I hate, absolutely hate it when I inquire about someone's personality and all I get for an answer is 'She's alright'. Pray tell, what exactly does 'alright' mean? What is it telling me about the person in detail? Zilch. Nothing. Alright could mean so many things or nothing at all. It is such a non-committal word... I get nothing out of it.

And it's just not this word or term. If you notice, you'll find that there are several such words that seem like they convey things, but they really don't. And then I stop to wonder why we cannot make use of the extensive vocabulary that the English language so kindly offers? There are so many words to describe people that you'll be spoiled for choice.

So here's what I say we do, through this Buzzle article, let's give you words to describe a good personality that you can refer to anytime you need. But more than that, let this good character traits list help you come out from that mold of using generic terms to describe what you need to say and start using effective words that convey exactly what you mean, and want to say.
Overview of Positive Personality Traits
positive personality traits
► Intelligence
Intelligence is one of the most basic positive traits that is highly valued in a person. It affects not only how he thinks but also the decisions that he makes and therefore his overall personality. The possession of this trait lends a lot of respect to that person.

► Honesty
Another highly respected trait that sets a person apart. Honesty is how you behave and interact with others as well as the attitude towards your work.
► Confidence
Being confident means that a person has the ability to do great things and make things happen for himself. Being confident automatically lends him a position where no task seems unattainable and therefore success is easier to achieve.

► Understanding
Empathy, courtesy, being helpful and understanding―all these traits go to show that a person thinks about others and is not self-obsessed or selfish. It garners him respect from the society that he lives in.
List of Positive Personality Traits

Think about all those 26 letters in the alphabet and now imagine the amount of traits that we can formulate for each of those letters. To make your work easier though, given below is a sample of some of the words to describe a good personality.

A

• Adaptability • Accountable • Active • Adaptable • Adventurous • Affable • Affectionate • Agreeable • Alert • Ambitious • Analytical • Appropriate • Articulate • Artistic • Aspiring • Assertive • Attentive • Attractive •

B

• Balanced • Brainy • Brave • Bright • Brilliant • Bubbly •

C

• Calm • Captivating • Careful • Caring • Charming • Cheerful • Clever • Commanding • Committed • Compassionate • Competitive • Concise • Confident • Conscious • Considerate • Cooperative • Coordinated • Courageous • Courteous • Creative • Curious •

D

• Decisive • Dedicated • Dependable • Determined • Devoted • Direct • Disciplined • Driven • Dynamic •

E

• Eager • Educated • Efficient • Egalitarian • Elegant • Eloquent • Empathetic • Encouraging • Energetic • Engaged • Enterprising • Enthusiastic • Entrepreneurial • Evenhanded • Expressive •

F

• Fair • Faithful • Flexible • Fluent • Focused • Forgiving • Friendly • Fun • Funny •

G

• Generous • Genius • Gentle • Giving • Glowing • Good • Graceful • Grateful • Gregarious •

H

• Handsome • Happy • Hardworking • Hardy • Healthy • Hearty • Helpful • Honest • Humble •

I

• Imaginative • Independent • Industrious • Influential • Informed • Innovative • Insightful • Inspiring • Intelligent • Interested • Intuitive • Involved •

J

• Joyful • Judicious • Just •

K

• Keen • Kind • Knowledgeable •

L

• Likable • Logical • Lovely • Loving • Loyal • Lucky •

M

• Magnificent • Mannered • Mature • Methodical • Mindful • Moderate • Modest • Motivated • Mystical •

N

• Natty • Neat • Neutral • Nice • Noble • Nurturing •

O

• Obedient • Objective • Observant • Open • Optimistic • Orderly • Organized • Original • Outgoing •

P

• Passionate • Patient • Perceptive • Poised • Polite • Positive • Practical • Precise • Productive • Professional • Proper • Punctual •

Q

• Qualified • Questioning • Quick •

R

• Rational • Realistic • Receptive • Relaxed • Reliable • Resourceful • Respected • Responsible • Romantic •

S

• Secure • Selfless • Sensitive • Simple • Sincere • Skilled • Sociable • Spiritual • Steady • Striving • Strong • Sweet •

T

• Talented • Tenacious • Thorough • Tolerant • Trusting • Trustworthy •

U

• Understanding • Unique • Unpretentious • Unselfish • Unstoppable • Uprising •

V

• Versatile • Vigorous • Visionary •

W

• Warm • Wise • Wonderful •

X

• Xenodochial • Xenophilic •

Y

• Young • Youthful •

Z

• Zaftig • Zappy • Zazzy • Zealous • Zesty • Zippy •