Personality in Spanish

What words would you use to describe your personality in Spanish? There are literally thousands of adjectives that a person could draw on to talk about their character, but in this lesson you will find 15 of the most common traits. Some are undoubtedly positive traits and others have a negative connotation--you may find a couple of each pertaining to your own character in the following list.

If you want to describe your personality for others, you can tell them, "I am". In Spanish you say it like this, Yo soy. To describe another person you can use él for "he" and ella for "she" – El/ella es....

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How to describe your personality in Spanish

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Soy alegre

I'm happy

Yo soy bien educado.

I'm well-educated.

Ella es seria.

She is serious.

Ella es linda.

She is sweet.

Él es callado.

He is quiet.

Soy bien perseverante.

I'm very perseverant.

More Spanish personality traits

Ambicioso/Ambiciosa

Ambitious

Molestoso/Molestosa

Annoying

Argumentativo/Argumentativa

Argumentative

Valiente

Brave

Despreocupado/Despreocupada

Carefree

Imprudente

Careless

Prudente

Cautious

Alegre

Cheerful

Coqueto/Coqueta

Flirtatious

Amigable

Friendly

Honesto/Honesta

Honest

Relajado/Relajada

Laid-back

Perezoso/Perezosa

Lazy

Fiel

Loyal

Modesto/Modesta

Modest

Did you try to describe yourself using some of the personality words that you learned above? Keep working on remembering these words and adding to your vocabulary base as you will regularly hear them used in conversation. Make a list of other personality words in Spanish that you would like to know and see if you can find them in a Spanish dictionary to add to the basics here--good luck!

Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish

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