Describing People Relationship to Others

Describing Relationship

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Words for Describing People, writing about people, character, personality

There are several ways to give more details about another person's character and personality.
You may refer to their relationship to others, their intellectual ability, honesty, moods, attitude to money, attitude to work or even their attitude to the world.

For instance, you can talk about the positive features of that person you are describing.

  • sociable
  • encouraging
  • approachable
  • open-minded
  • sensitive
  • extroverted
  • sympathetic
  • outgoing
If you are talking about some unpleasant and negative features of a person, they can be describe as:
  • unsociable
  • indifferent
  • egotistical
  • selfish
  • self-centred
  • introvert
  • suspicious
  • feeling superior
  • condescending
  • patronising
  • disrespectful
  • insensitive
  • unsympathetic
  • quarrelsome
  • aggressive and cruel
Some people are shy and appears lonely and these are neutral features description of a person.

Mini dictionary for the words above:
sociable - adj. friendly and pleasant; inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
encouraging - adj. giving courage or confidence or hope;furnishing support and encouragement
approachable - adj. easily approached; easy to meet or converse or do business with; capable of being read with comprehension
open-minded - adj. ready to entertain new ideas
sensitive - adj. of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security; hurting; responsive to physical stimuli;being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; able to feel or perceive; noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
extroverted - adj. at ease in talking to others; not introspective; examining what is outside yourself; being concerned with the social and physical environment
sympathetic - adj. expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings; of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system; having similar disposition and tastes; relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
outgoing - adj. leaving a place or a position; at ease in talking to others
unsociable - adj. not inclined to society or companionship
indifferent - adj. showing no care or concern in attitude or action;neither too great nor too little; being neither good nor bad;characterized by a lack of partiality; marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another; fairly poor to not very good; (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other; marked by a lack of interest; having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
egotistical - adj. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
selfish - adj. concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others
self-centred - adj. limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
introvert - noun (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts; verb turn inside; fold inwards
suspicious - adj. not as expected; openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
feeling - noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states;an intuitive understanding of something; a physical sensation that you experience; the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
superior - adj. (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by; (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; of or characteristic of high rank or importance; of high or superior quality or performance; having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; having a higher rank; written or printed above and to one side of another character; noun a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth; the head of a religious community; one of greater rank or station or quality; a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character; the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes; a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
condescension - noun affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior; a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipientcondescending - adj. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
patronising - adj. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
disrespectful - adj. exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; neither feeling nor showing respect
insensitive - adj. not responsive to physical stimuli; deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive
unsympathetic - adj. not sympathetic or disposed toward; (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings; not agreeing with your tastes or expectations; lacking in sympathy and kindness; not having an open mind
quarrelsome - adj. given to quarreling
aggressive - adj. having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; tending to spread quickly
cruel - adj. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain


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