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Character Development
Personality Components

Personality Components are those emotional and psychological attributes characters may possess. Feel free to print a list of Personality Components in a PDF version. As a writer, you can either circle the components that apply to your character or use the list to add selected components at the end of the Character Trait Chart. Give each character several attributes in order to create a well-rounded character.

  Absent-minded
Abrasive
Abusive
Accident-prone
Accommodating
Accomplished
Adaptable
Adventurous
Affectionate
Agnostic
Agreeable
Aggressive
Alone
Aloof
Ambitious
Amusing
Angry
Annoying
Antisocial
Anxious
Apathetic
Apologetic
Appreciative
Apprehensive
Approachable
Argumentative
Aristocratic
Arrogant
Articulate
Artistic
Assertive
Audacious
Authoritative
Belligerent
Bewildered
Bewitching
Boisterous
Bored
Bossy
Brave
Brazen
Calculating
Callous
Carefree
Careful
Charismatic
Charming
Chaste
Cheerful
Classy
Clumsy
Cocky
Compassionate
Compliant
Composed
Compulsive
Conceited
Condescending
Confused
Congenial
Confident
Conscientious
Conservative
Considerate
Consistent
Conventional
Content
Contrite
Controlling
Cooperative
Cowardly
Crafty
Cranky
Creative
Critical
Crude
Cruel
Cultured
Cunning
Curious
Cynical
Daffy
Dainty
Debonair
Deceitful
Decent
Delicate
Defiant
Despicable
Detached
Determined
Dignified
Direct
Disciplined
Disgusting
Dishonest
Disorganized
Distant
Distraught
Dogmatic
Domineering
Dowdy
Downtrodden
Dramatic
Dull
Dumb
Easy-going
Educated
Eccentric
Egocentric
Egotistic
Elusive
Embittered
Emotional
Empathetic
Energetic
Enigmatic
Enthusiastic
Excessive
Excitable
Exotic
Extravagant
Exuberant
Faithful
Fanatical
Fatalistic
Fearless
Feisty
Finicky
Flamboyant
Flexible
Flippant
Flirtatious
Flustered
Focused
Forgiving
Fragile
Frank
Friendly
Frigid
Frugal
Frustrated
Fun-loving
Gaudy
Gentle
Glamorous
Gloomy
Good-natured
Graceful
Gracious
Grandiose
Gregarious
Greedy
Grotesque
Grumpy
Haggard
Hateful
Heartbroken
Hesitant
Holy
Honest
Honorable
Hopeful
Hospitable
Humble
Hypocritical
Hysterical
Idiosyncratic
Ignorant
Imaginative
Immature
Immodest
Impatient
Impeccable
Impudent
Impulsive
Incoherent
Incompetent
Inconsiderate
Indecisive
Indifferent
Indiscreet
Inept
Infantile
Informed
Inhibited
Inhumane
Innocent
Insecure
Insensitive
Insouciant
Insulting
Intelligent
Intimidating
Intolerant
Introspective
Introverted
Inquisitive
Insightful
Intellectual
Intelligent
Intuitive
Inventive
Irresponsible
Irreverent
Irritable
Jealous
Judgmental
Kind
Knowledgeable
Lascivious
Lazy
Lethargic
Lewd
Liberal
Logical
Lonely
Loving
Macho
Maniacal
Manipulative
Masochistic
Materialistic
Mature
Mean
Melodramatic
Merciful
Messy
Meticulous
Miserly
Modest
Moody
Nave
Nasty
Neurotic
Noble
Noisy
Nonchalant
Non-committing
Nostalgic
Obedient
Obnoxious
Obscene
Observant
Obsessive
Open-minded
Opinionated
Opportunistic
Optimistic
Organized
Ornery
Outgoing
Outspoken
Overbearing
Paranoid
Passionate
Passive
Patient
Perceptive
Persistent
Persuasive
Pert
Perverted
Pessimistic
Petty
Philanthropic
Pious
Plain
Polite
Pompous
Practical
Presumptuous
Pretentious
Prim
Private
Profane
Promiscuous
Prosaic
Proud
Psychopathic
Psychotic
Pushy
Quiet
Quirky
Rational
Rebellious
Reclusive
Reliable
Religious
Remorseful
Remote
Resentful
Reserved
Resilient
Respectful
Righteous
Romantic
Rowdy
Rude
Ruthless
Sadistic
Saintly
Sarcastic
Sassy
Savvy
Self-absorbed
Self-conscious
Self-effacing
>Self-righteous
Selfish
Selfless
Senile
Sensitive
Sensual
Sentimental
Serene
Serious
Shallow
Sheepish
Shy
Silent
Silly
Simple
Sincere
Sleazy
Sloppy
Sluggish
Smart
Sneaky
Snobby
Soft-spoken
Spiritual
Spiteful
Squeamish
Stern
Stingy
Stoical
Straight-laced
Strict
Stubborn
Submissive
Subtle
Supportive
Surly
Suspicious
Sweet
Sympathetic
Tactful
Talkative
Telepathic
Temperamental
Tense
Tentative
Thoughtful
Thrifty
Timid
Tireless
Tolerant
Tough
Traitorous
Trivial
Trusting
Tyrannical
Unapproachable
Unassuming
Unclean
Uncommunicative
Unconventional
Uneasy
Uninhibited
Unmotivated
Unreasonable
Unscrupulous
Vain
Vengeful
Verbose
Vindictive
Virtuous
Vivacious
Vulgar
Vulnerable
Well-groomed
Wholesome
Wicked
Withdrawn
Worldly
Zany
Zealous

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