Positive Adjectives to Describe People

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  1. adaptable

    capable of fitting a particular situation or use
    When Connie's parents divorced, she proved herself to be
    adaptable. It wasn't easy, but she learned how to cope with this big change.
  2. adventurous

    willing to undertake new and daring enterprises
  3. affectionate

    having or displaying warmth or fondness
  4. ambitious

    having a strong desire for success or achievement
  5. amiable

    diffusing warmth and friendliness
  6. compassionate

    showing or having sympathy for another's suffering
  7. considerate

    showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
  8. courageous

    able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
  9. courteous

    characterized by politeness and gracious good manners
  10. diligent

    characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks
  11. empathetic

    showing ready comprehension of others' states
  12. exuberant

    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
  13. frank

    characterized by directness in manner or speech
  14. generous

    willing to give and share unstintingly
  15. gregarious

    temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
  16. impartial

    free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
  17. intuitive

    obtained through instinctive knowledge
  18. inventive

    marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
    Since the band's drummer did not show up for the concert, they got
    inventive--they asked members of the audience to come up and clap and play tambourines.
  19. passionate

    having or expressing strong emotions
  20. persistent

    stubbornly unyielding
  21. philosophical

    meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
  22. practical

    guided by experience and observation rather than theory
  23. rational

    having its source in or being guided by the intellect
  24. reliable

    worthy of trust
  25. resourceful

    adroit or imaginative
  26. sensible

    able to feel or perceive
  27. sincere

    open and genuine; not deceitful
  28. sympathetic

    expressing compassion or friendly fellow feelings
  29. unassuming

    not arrogant
  30. witty

    demonstrating striking cleverness and humor
Created on February 24, 2013
(updated November 4, 2020)