Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Vocabulary – Personality Adjectives

Wow! I accidentally scheduled this for two months out. Apologies!

Ahhh, personality adjectives! Who loves describing people, or trying to describe people, but they don’t have the adjectives at hand to do so? Referring back to the google dictionary that completely mistranslates the point you’re trying to get across? Rest assured! I’m here to give you some personality adjectives!

First, trying thinking of the possible opposites of these words: clever, friendly, hard-working, patient, polite, quiet, reliable, serious, tidy.

Do you think you would like this person in the text?

Henry is one of my best friends, but we’re quite different. He’s usually quite shy and reserved. When you go out with him to a party, he doesn’t usually talk to many people, especially if he’s never met them before. He’s a very sensitive and tactful person. He does his best not to hurt anyone’s feelings. In that sense, he’s quite mature. He’s really gifted and talented, too. He can play three instruments really well. But because he’s so modest and down-to-earth, only his good friends know just how talented he is. His favorite type of music is classical, but he’s quite broad-minded, musically speaking. He’ll listen to any type of music as long as it’s good. I don’t want to give the idea that Henry is perfect though. He can be very insecure at times, especially when he starts worrying about how he’s going to do in exams. And he can also be a bit bad-tempered, getting angry for no good reason. He’s still a great friend though.

Gateway B2

Match the following words with the ones in bold above: big-headed (two words), good-natured/easygoing, immature, narrow-minded, outgoing (2 words), self-confident, tactless (2 words).

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