The Ultimate List of 100 Character Personality Traits

We provide your one-stop list for personality traits, as well as a fun exercise to create dynamic characters!


Personality traits are one of our top things to decide when creating a character. And unless you already have some inspiration, it can be a daunting task! We hope this comprehensive list is your final stop for a full list of personality traits. Use it to pick ones to help in your character creation! Or workout your character building muscles through the exercise below!

Character Building Exercise: Choose five numbers randomly, or use one of those random number generation tools online. Or roll a d100 five times! Write down those five traits and create a character out of them. Decide how this personality happened. What in the character’s past caused these traits to form? How do they use them? Do they fully understand them? If there are contradicting ones, what caused this internal battle?


  1. Adventurous
  2. Affectionate
  3. Aggressive
  4. Altruistic
  5. Ambitious
  6. Arrogant
  7. Artistic
  8. Assertive
  9. Boastful
  10. Calm
  11. Capable
  12. Carefree
  13. Careful
  14. Charming
  15. Childish
  16. Clever
  17. Confident
  18. Controlling
  19. Cooperative
  20. Cowardly
  21. Curious
  22. Decisive
  23. Distracted
  24. Distrusting
  25. Dominant
  26. Eloquent
  27. Energetic
  28. Expressive
  29. Faithful
  30. Fearless
  31. Friendly
  32. Funny
  33. Generous
  34. Greedy
  35. Grumpy
  36. Gullible
  37. Happy
  38. Hedonistic
  39. Helpful
  40. Homebody
  41. Honest
  42. Humble
  43. Hyper
  44. Idealistic
  45. Imaginative
  46. Impatient
  47. Independent
  48. Industrious
  49. Insecure
  50. Intelligent
  51. Inventive
  52. Jealous
  53. Judgmental
  54. Lazy
  55. Logical
  56. Loud
  57. Loyal
  58. Manipulative
  59. Materialistic
  60. Mature
  61. Mean
  62. Melodramatic
  63. Mischievous
  64. Noble
  65. Nosy
  66. Obedient
  67. Observant
  68. Obsessive
  69. Open-Minded
  70. Optimistic
  71. Organized
  72. Outgoing
  73. Patient
  74. Persuasive
  75. Pessimistic
  76. Pompous
  77. Proud
  78. Quiet
  79. Realistic
  80. Rebellious
  81. Resilient
  82. Resourceful
  83. Reverent
  84. Rowdy
  85. Sarcastic
  86. Selfish
  87. Sensitive
  88. Short-Tempered
  89. Shy
  90. Sincere
  91. Stoic
  92. Studious
  93. Sweet
  94. Thoughtful
  95. Trusting
  96. Unassuming
  97. Unreliable
  98. Unstable
  99. Vibrant
  100. Wise

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