Express yourself! These expressions will help you describe anybody you meet just like a native speaker would!


An affectionate person is someone who shows love and affection.

  • Example: “Lisa is a very affectionate person; she really shows she cares.”


An arrogant person is someone who believes that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people.

  • Example: “John is so arrogant. He always thinks he is better and smarter than everyone else.”


A chatterbox is someone who talks excessively.

  • Example: “People often describe me as a chatterbox because I can't stop talking!”


A competitive person is someone who always wants to win

  • Example: “Ivan is so competitive. He was very upset when his team lost the game.”


A conscientious person is someone who is careful about doing something correctly.

  • Example: “She has always been a very conscientious worker.”


A control freak is someone who has strong need to control people or how things are done.

  • Example: “My boss is such a control freak ; he controlled the entire meeting.”


A dishonest person is someone who says things that are not true.

  • Example: “I think she answered our questions dishonestly.”


A doer is someone who actively does things instead of just thinking or talking about them.

  • Example: “I like to think of myself as a doer. I have written eight books so far and now I am working on my ninth.”


A dreamer is someone whose ideas and plans are not practical or based in reality.

  • Example: “Oscar's a dreamer. Each evening he spends hours reading astronomy magazines, hoping to become an astronaut one day.”


Learn a language online


A drifter is someone who moves from one place or job to another without a purpose or plan.

  • Example: “John was a drifter. He hitchhiked from state to state.”


A fighter is someone who does not give up : someone who continues fighting or trying.

  • Example: “Despite everything, you'll survive because you are a real fighter.”


A free spirit is someone a person who thinks and acts in a free way without worrying about normal social rules.

  • Example: “Ben is a free spirit. I imagine he will settle down one day, but he will have done a lot more than the rest of us by then.”


A joker is someone who tells or makes many jokes.

  • Example: “Harry's a joker. For a long time he had been joking about joining the army, so his friends were shocked to hear he actually had.”


A moody person is someone who is happy one minute and sad the next, and are often bad-tempered.

  • Example: “Jean is so moody. You never know if she is happy today or not.”


A picky person is someone that is very careful or too careful about choosing or accepting things, i.e. hard to please.

  • Example: “Jane is such a picky eater. it is difficult to find a restaurant where she is happy.”


A relaxed person is someone who is calm and free from worry, stress or anxiety.

  • Example: “A nice hot bath makes me feel very relaxed.”


A reliable person is someone who can be trusted to do or provide what is needed.

  • Example: “When I needed a ride to work yesterday, I called Sue because she is so reliable. She picked me up at exactly 7:00 am.”


A sarcastic person is someone who uses words that mean the opposite of what they really mean, particularly in order to insult someone, to show irritation, or to be funny.

  • Example: “Amy said she liked my dress, but I think she was being sarcastic.”


A self-confident person is someone who has or shows confidence in themselves or their abilities.

  • Example: “You could tell she was a very self-confident person by the way she answered the questions.”


A sociable person is someone who likes to be with other people and is very friendly.

  • Example: “Larry always gets invited to parties. He is such a sociable person.”


A spoiled person is someone who gets everything that he or she wants; spoiling means to have a bad effect on someone by allowing too many things or by not correcting bad behavior.

  • Example: “He was spoiled by his parents.”


A worrier is someone who constantly and needlessly worries.

  • Example: “Kate is a worrier. When I first met her, she had just left her job and was wondering what to do with her life.”


Image Sources


Header image from Seattle Municipal Archives (CC BY 2.0)