Personalities

French Personalities Vocabulary

In this lesson you will learn French personality vocabulary. These words are all adjectives and must agree with the gender of the person they are describing. For example, if a man is athletic you’d refer to him as “sportif” whereas if a woman were athletic you’d refer to her as “sportive“. If the personality word is the same in both the masculine and feminine forms I only type it out once. However, if the two genders are different I write out both forms. Also, I put the positive personality traits first and the opposite negatives ones second.

Vocabulary List

heureux
heureuse
Happy

triste
Sad

généreux
généreuse
Generous

égoïste
Selfish

ouvert
ouverte
Open/outgoing

timide
Shy/reserved

chaleureux
chaleureuse
Warm/caring

distant
distante
Cold/distant/aloof

joyeux
joyeuse
Cheerful

grincheux
grincheuse
Grumpy

courageux
courageuse
Courageous

lâche
Cowardly

fermement décidé(e)
Determined

indécis
indécise
Indecisive, unsure

sympatique
Friendly

inamical(e)
Unfriendly

reconnaissant
reconnaissant(e)
Grateful

ingrat
ingrat(e)
Ungrateful, unappreciative

travailleur
travailleuse
Hard-working

paresseux
paresseuse
Lazy

gentil
gentille
Kind

pas gentil
pas gentille
Unkind

optimiste
Optimistic

pessimiste
Pessimistic

fiable
Reliable

peu fiable
Unreliable

sincère
Sincere

peu sincère
Sincere

marrant
marrante
Funny, fun, amusing

sérieux
sérieuse
Not fun, serious

fort
forte
Strong

faible
Weak

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