• Character Traits found in fiction 

    Here’s a big long list of personality traits grouped into positive, negative and neutral. Just… because… you never know when it might come in useful! 

    Negative:

    • Abrasive
    • Abrupt
    • Agonizing
    • Aimless
    • Airy
    • Aloof
    • Amoral
    • Angry
    • Anxious
    • Apathetic
    • Arbitrary
    • Argumentative
    • Arrogantt
    • Artificial
    • Asocial
    • Assertive
    • Astigmatic
    • Barbaric
    • Bewildered
    • Bizarre
    • Bland
    • Blunt
    • Biosterous
    • Brittle
    • Brutal
    • Calculating
    • Callous
    • Cantakerous
    • Careless
    • Cautious
    • Charmless
    • Childish
    • Clumsy
    • Coarse
    • Cold
    • Colorless
    • Complacent
    • Complaintive
    • Compulsive
    • Conceited
    • Condemnatory
    • Conformist
    • Confused
    • Contemptible
    • Conventional
    • Cowardly
    • Crafty
    • Crass
    • Crazy
    • Criminal
    • Critical
    • Crude
    • Cruel
    • Cynical
    • Decadent
    • Deceitful
    • Delicate
    • Demanding
    • Dependent
    • Desperate
    • Destructive
    • Devious
    • Difficult
    • Dirty
    • Disconcerting
    • Discontented
    • Discouraging
    • Discourteous
    • Dishonest
    • Disloyal
    • Disobedient
    • Disorderly
    • Disorganized
    • Disputatious
    • Disrespectful
    • Disruptive
    • Dissolute
    • Dissonant
    • Distractible
    • Disturbing
    • Dogmatic
    • Domineering
    • Dull
    • Easily Discouraged
    • Egocentric
    • Enervated
    • Envious
    • Erratic
    • Escapist
    • Excitable
    • Expedient
    • Extravagant
    • Extreme
    • Faithless
    • False
    • Fanatical
    • Fanciful
    • Fatalistic
    • Fawning
    • Fearful
    • Fickle
    • Fiery
    • Fixed
    • Flamboyant
    • Foolish
    • Forgetful
    • Fraudulent
    • Frightening
    • Frivolous
    • Gloomy
    • Graceless
    • Grand
    • Greedy
    • Grim
    • Gullible
    • Hateful
    • Haughty
    • Hedonistic
    • Hesitant
    • Hidebound
    • High-handed
    • Hostile
    • Ignorant
    • Imitative
    • Impatient
    • Impractical
    • Imprudent
    • Impulsive
    • Inconsiderate
    • Incurious
    • Indecisive
    • Indulgent
    • Inert
    • Inhibited
    • Insecure
    • Insensitive
    • Insincere
    • Insulting
    • Intolerant
    • Irascible
    • Irrational
    • Irresponsible
    • Irritable
    • Lazy
    • Libidinous
    • Loquacious
    • Malicious
    • Mannered
    • Mannerless
    • Mawkish
    • Mealymouthed
    • Mechanical
    • Meddlesome
    • Melancholic
    • Meretricious
    • Messy
    • Miserable
    • Miserly
    • Misguided
    • Mistaken
    • Money-minded
    • Monstrous
    • Moody
    • Morbid
    • Muddle-headed
    • Naive
    • Narcissistic
    • Narrow
    • Narrow-minded
    • Natty
    • Negativistic
    • Neglectful
    • Neurotic
    • Nihilistic
    • Obnoxious
    • Obsessive
    • Obvious
    • Odd
    • Offhand
    • One-dimensional
    • One-sided
    • Opinionated
    • Opportunistic
    • Oppressed
    • Outrageous
    • Overimaginative
    • Paranoid
    • Passive
    • Pedantic
    • Perverse
    • Petty
    • Pharissical
    • Phlegmatic
    • Plodding
    • Pompous
    • Possessive
    • Power-hungry
    • Predatory
    • Prejudiced
    • Presumptuous
    • Pretentious
    • Prim
    • Procrastinating
    • Profligate
    • Provocative
    • Pugnacious
    • Puritanical
    • Quirky
    • Reactionary
    • Reactive
    • Regimental
    • Regretful
    • Repentant
    • Repressed
    • Resentful
    • Ridiculous
    • Rigid
    • Ritualistic
    • Rowdy
    • Ruined
    • Sadistic
    • Sanctimonious
    • Scheming
    • Scornful
    • Secretive
    • Sedentary
    • Selfish
    • Self-indulgent
    • Shallow
    • Shortsighted
    • Shy
    • Silly
    • Single-minded
    • Sloppy
    • Slow
    • Sly
    • Small-thinking
    • Softheaded
    • Sordid
    • Steely
    • Stiff
    • Strong-willed
    • Stupid
    • Submissive
    • Superficial
    • Superstitious
    • Suspicious
    • Tactless
    • Tasteless
    • Tense
    • Thievish
    • Thoughtless
    • Timid
    • Transparent
    • Treacherous
    • Trendy
    • Troublesome
    • Unappreciative
    • Uncaring
    • Uncharitable
    • Unconvincing
    • Uncooperative
    • Uncreative
    • Uncritical
    • Unctuous
    • Undisciplined
    • Unfriendly
    • Ungrateful
    • Unhealthy
    • Unimaginative
    • Unimpressive
    • Unlovable
    • Unpolished
    • Unprincipled
    • Unrealistic
    • Unreflective
    • Unreliable
    • Unrestrained
    • Unself-critical
    • Unstable
    • Vacuous
    • Vague
    • Venal
    • Venomous
    • Vindictive
    • Vulnerable
    • Weak
    • Weak-willed
    • Well-meaning
    • Willful
    • Wishful
    • Zany

    Positive:

    • Accessible
    • Active
    • Adaptable
    • Admirable
    • Adventurous
    • Agreeable
    • Alert
    • Allocentric
    • Amiable
    • Anticipative
    • Appreciative
    • Articulate
    • Aspiring
    • Athletic
    • Attractive
    • Balanced
    • Benevolent
    • Brilliant
    • Calm
    • Capable
    • Captivating
    • Caring
    • Challenging
    • Charismatic
    • Charming
    • Cheerful
    • Clean
    • Clear-headed
    • Clever
    • Colorful
    • Companionly
    • Compassionate
    • Conciliatory
    • Confident
    • Conscientious
    • Considerate
    • Constant
    • Contemplative
    • Cooperative
    • Courageous
    • Courteous
    • Creative
    • Cultured
    • Curious
    • Daring
    • Debonair
    • Decent
    • Decisive
    • Dedicated
    • Deep
    • Dignified
    • Directed
    • Disciplined
    • Discreet
    • Dramatic
    • Dutiful
    • Dynamic
    • Earnest
    • Ebullient
    • Educated
    • Efficient
    • Elegant
    • Eloquent
    • Empathetic
    • Energetic
    • Enthusiastic
    • Esthetic
    • Exciting
    • Extraordinary
    • Fair
    • Faithful
    • Farsighted
    • Felicific
    • Firm
    • Flexible
    • Focused
    • Forecful
    • Forgiving
    • Forthright
    • Freethinking
    • Friendly
    • Fun-loving
    • Gallant
    • Generous
    • Gentle
    • Genuine
    • Good-natured
    • Gracious
    • Hardworking
    • Healthy
    • Hearty
    • Helpful
    • Herioc
    • High-minded
    • Honest
    • Honorable
    • Humble
    • Humorous
    • Idealistic
    • Imaginative
    • Impressive
    • Incisive
    • Incorruptible
    • Independent
    • Individualistic
    • Innovative
    • Inoffensive
    • Insightful
    • Insouciant
    • Intelligent
    • Intuitive
    • Invulnerable
    • Kind
    • Knowledge
    • Leaderly
    • Leisurely
    • Liberal
    • Logical
    • Lovable
    • Loyal
    • Lyrical
    • Magnanimous
    • Many-sided
    • Masculine (Manly)
    • Mature
    • Methodical
    • Maticulous
    • Moderate
    • Modest
    • Multi-leveled
    • Neat
    • Nonauthoritarian
    • Objective
    • Observant
    • Open
    • Optimistic
    • Orderly
    • Organized
    • Original
    • Painstaking
    • Passionate
    • Patient
    • Patriotic
    • Peaceful
    • Perceptive
    • Perfectionist
    • Personable
    • Persuasive
    • Planful
    • Playful
    • Polished
    • Popular
    • Practical
    • Precise
    • Principled
    • Profound
    • Protean
    • Protective
    • Providential
    • Prudent
    • Punctual
    • Pruposeful
    • Rational
    • Realistic
    • Reflective
    • Relaxed
    • Reliable
    • Resourceful
    • Respectful
    • Responsible
    • Responsive
    • Reverential
    • Romantic
    • Rustic
    • Sage
    • Sane
    • Scholarly
    • Scrupulous
    • Secure
    • Selfless
    • Self-critical
    • Self-defacing
    • Self-denying
    • Self-reliant
    • Self-sufficent
    • Sensitive
    • Sentimental
    • Seraphic
    • Serious
    • Sexy
    • Sharing
    • Shrewd
    • Simple
    • Skillful
    • Sober
    • Sociable
    • Solid
    • Sophisticated
    • Spontaneous
    • Sporting
    • Stable
    • Steadfast
    • Steady
    • Stoic
    • Strong
    • Studious
    • Suave
    • Subtle
    • Sweet
    • Sympathetic
    • Systematic
    • Tasteful
    • Teacherly
    • Thorough
    • Tidy
    • Tolerant
    • Tractable
    • Trusting
    • Uncomplaining
    • Understanding
    • Undogmatic
    • Unfoolable
    • Upright
    • Urbane
    • Venturesome
    • Vivacious
    • Warm
    • Well-bred
    • Well-read
    • Well-rounded
    • Winning
    • Wise
    • Witty
    • Youthful

    Neutral:

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    • Absentminded
    • Aggressive
    • Ambitious
    • Amusing
    • Artful
    • Ascetic
    • Authoritarian
    • Big-thinking
    • Boyish
    • Breezy
    • Businesslike
    • Busy
    • Casual
    • Crebral
    • Chummy
    • Circumspect
    • Competitive
    • Complex
    • Confidential
    • Conservative
    • Contradictory
    • Crisp
    • Cute
    • Deceptive
    • Determined
    • Dominating
    • Dreamy
    • Driving
    • Droll
    • Dry
    • Earthy
    • Effeminate
    • Emotional
    • Enigmatic
    • Experimental
    • Familial
    • Folksy
    • Formal
    • Freewheeling
    • Frugal
    • Glamorous
    • Guileless
    • High-spirited
    • Huried
    • Hypnotic
    • Iconoclastic
    • Idiosyncratic
    • Impassive
    • Impersonal
    • Impressionable
    • Intense
    • Invisible
    • Irreligious
    • Irreverent
    • Maternal
    • Mellow
    • Modern
    • Moralistic
    • Mystical
    • Neutral
    • Noncommittal
    • Noncompetitive
    • Obedient
    • Old-fashined
    • Ordinary
    • Outspoken
    • Paternalistic
    • Physical
    • Placid
    • Political
    • Predictable
    • Preoccupied
    • Private
    • Progressive
    • Proud
    • Pure
    • Questioning
    • Quiet
    • Religious
    • Reserved
    • Restrained
    • Retiring
    • Sarcastic
    • Self-conscious
    • Sensual
    • Skeptical
    • Smooth
    • Soft
    • Solemn
    • Solitary
    • Stern
    • Stoiid
    • Strict
    • Stubborn
    • Stylish
    • Subjective
    • Surprising
    • Soft
    • Tough
    • Unaggressive
    • Unambitious
    • Unceremonious
    • Unchanging
    • Undemanding
    • Unfathomable
    • Unhurried
    • Uninhibited
    • Unpatriotic
    • Unpredicatable
    • Unreligious
    • Unsentimental
    • Whimsical