Character in Arabic, Arabic adjectives describing personality

Character in Arabic – adjectives describing personality

Learn adjectives describing character in Arabic. Today you are going to learn over 70 adjectives useful while speaking about personality traits.

You are going to learn basic personality adjectives in Arabic for beginners such as nice, brave, patient and advanced adjectives like assertive, rational, conservative, tolerant and many more.

If you are at the beginner level you may start with basic Arabic adjectives.

How to say character in Arabic?

The word character/personality in Arabic is شَخْصِيَّة [shakhSiyya].

Plural for personality in Arabic is شَخْصِيّات [shakhSiyyaat].

List of adjectives describing character in Arabic

Below you will find a list of many Arabic adjectives useful while describing someone’s personality. The list includes simplified pronunciation for each word.

EnglishArabicPronunciation
Adventurousمُغامِرmughaamir
Affectionate, lovingحَنونHanuun
AmbitiousطَمُوحTamuuH
Arrogantمُتَكَبِّرmutakabbir
AssertiveحازِمHaazim
Boldجَرِيءjarii’i
Boring/ dullمُمِلّmumill
Braveشُجَاع shujaa3
Calmهادِئhaadi’
Careless مُهْمِلmuhmil
Cautious/ carefulحَذِرHadhir
Charismaticكاريزْميّkaarizmiy
Charmingجَذّابjadhdhaab
CheerfulمَبْسُوطmabsuuT
Classy/ sophisticated أنيقaniiq
CleverشَاطِرshaaTir
Compassionate/ sympatheticعَطُوف3aTuuf
Confidentوَاثِقwaathiq
ConservativeمُحَافِظmuHaafiDH
Creativeمُبْدِعmubdi3
CuriousفُضُولِيّfuDuuliy
Cute
*check how to say it in the dialects
جَذّابjadhdhaab
Diplomaticدِبْلومَاسِيّdibluumaasiy
DisciplinedمُنْضَبِطmunDabiT
Emotional/ sensitiveحَسّاسHassaas
EnergeticنَشيطnashiiT
Friendlyوَدودwaduud
FunnyمُضْحِكmuDHik
Generousكَريمkariim
Greedyبَخِيل bakhiil
Grumpy/ moodyنَكَدِيّnakadiy
Hardworkingمُجْتَهِدmujtahid
Hastyمُتَسَرَّعmutasarra3
Helpfulمُفيدmufiid
HonestصَريحSariiH
Jealous/ enviousحَسودHasuud
Kind/ niceلَطيفLaTiif
Lazyكَسولkasuul
Loyal/faithful مُخْلِصmukhliS
Mean/ wickedلَئِيمla’iim
Modest/humbleمُتَوَاضِعmutawaadi3
Naiveسَاذِج saadhij
Negativeسَلْبيّsalbiy
Optimisticمُتَفائلmutafaa’il
Organized مُنَظَّمmunaDHDHam
PatientصَبورSabuur
Pessimistic مُتَشائِمmutashaa’im
Politeمُؤَدََبmu’addab
Positiveإِيْجَابِيّiijaabiy
PunctualمُنْضَبِطmunDHabit
Rational, reasonableعَقْلانِيّ3aqlaaniy
Reserved مُتَحَفِّظmutaHaffiDH
RespectfulمُحْتَرَمmuHtaram
Responsibleمَسْؤولmas’uul
Romanticرومانسيّruumaansiy
RudeوَقِحwaqiH
Selfishأنانيّanaaniy
Sloppyقَذِرqadhir
Sociableاِجْتِماعيّijtimaa3iy
Stubbornعَنيد3aniid
StraightforwardصَريحSariiH
Strongقَوِيّqawiy
TolerantمُتَسامِحmutasaamiH
Trustworthyمَوْثوقmawthuuq
Uniqueفَريدfariid
WeakضَعيفDa3iif

If you are learning Levantine Arabic see also: Emotions and Feelings in Levantine Arabic and 400 Levantine Arabic adjectives.

Introvert/extrovert in Arabic

In recent years it has become popular that people refer to themselves as introverts or extroverts. These terms are also used in Arabic:

To describe an introvert in Arabic you may use the word اِنْطِوائي [inTiwaa’ii], which means withdrawn, introverted.

To say extrovert in Arabic you may use the word مُنْفَتِح [mufatiH] which means open (to something).

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