Resilience, happy, cooking, meek, sad, archery, personality, love, decision, feel, character, intelligence. Words that describe how a person is, what a person can do, or what characteristics, abilities or skills a person has.
I’m writing an article classifying various human descriptors. I’d like to ask you for help to extend the above list – not by furnishing mere synonyms, but by actually extending the list.
32 thoughts on “What describes a person?”
Oh. This one is going to make me think, probably because I am not exactly sure what you are looking for.
I could look around me and see traits in persons around me, such as my neighbor doesn’t want to post an ad for themselves, but wants me to do it, but I see the same trait in myself of not wanting to do things for myself.
I am hoping someone rolls their eyes at my lack of understanding and posts a good example.
Creative – crafty
Stoic – out reality
Cut-throat – generous
Hoard – homeless (hoard may be a sub of homeless)
Intentions. My final answer.
There you go. Please continue 👍
Flagrant – haughty
Compassion – disregard
Overbearing – in pain ?
Deep thought – shallow communication
Farce – rejection
I looked at dividing what we do into do for attention and do for precision.
Energy isn’t necessarily an answer for success because farce and hunger could go under energy and aren’t necessarily successful.
I enjoy watching “world Science Festival” and one of the featured scientists stated people needed to understand two things ; spontaneous order, and Game Theory. ( personally I am still trying to get through Game Theory). I like to keep reminding myself of the double pendulum, where the top pendulum is me and the connection point of the bottom pendulum is the intentions others have for me ( the bottom pendulum is others)
Attention skills would be those we develop for work or interaction. Precision skills would be for personal excellence. Both would have subsets of create and destroy. One might destroy a precision skill if one were to try to change it to an attention skill, and did not get attention (job, etc)
That. Was not an example. An example of a precision skill would be test taking for a certification. An attention skill would be the actual job (so different from the cert)
Over-bearing – lost
kuryzma, my eyes are rolling, though at your just amazing name! 🙂 — So sorry about not being able to directly oblige, though. 🙂
However, here’s THE place where eyes are totally free to ‘roll’, to have a blast in the look/see experience!
Roll on, anyways!–since ‘understanding’ is reputed to “wash away everything”
–Heck, Not bath-time yet (I say to mama) ’cause playin’ in the sandbox, is just soooooo much more fun, ain’t it??? 😀
The name matches the little purple icon picture representing for me, which I adore so much. 🙂 Thank you. 🙂
You’re sooo welcome kuryzma! 🙂 As an artist since birth, color means so much to me too…. and I agree, the little purple icon really is absolutely adorable! 🙂
Ahhhhhhh…. yesssiree. Now yo’se talkin, Mr Isene.!
— How about — How >>>ALIVE<<<, is a person?
— To what degree does this person arouse 'feeling', in others? Is this person, 'interested', in partaking of life? (Or for that patter, merely taking FROM life?)
–In short, is the person interested in 'exchange'? (of experience, feeling, ideas, views, etc, etc, — via communication in it's various forms?)
I feel that this quality, "aliveness" (or it's lack), is certainly a 'yardstick', by which to describe anyone, whom you care to put 'under the microscope'. 😀
You have several words in there; Alive, aliveness, views, interested, exchange, experience, feeling, ideas, communication, quality, describe, care.
Clearly a man who is fluent in microscope usage!! … “Beam me UNDER, Scotty!!! 😀
Creativity, particularly over the best part of the known living ” things ” : humans. Odd as it may seem, this post hasn’t any multimedia tools attempting to describe a person :-).
Too broad a question – too many answers! I cheated: http://www.ltl.appstate.edu/reading_resources/Character_Trait_Descriptive_Adjectives.htm
This is taking ‘second-guessing’ to ‘out-creative’ levels, me heart! (‘game’ over – me plover!) ;( 🙂
“Second-guessing” is a good one.
But a good cheat. Could we find concepts even outside of that class. Like the abilities a being can have.
Of course we could! 🙂 How about the ABILITY to:
Quit ANY thought at will.
Accept! (without compulsively adding a WHY?)
Knowingly create some/any thing without precedent.
Comm with the ‘departed’. (not currently in-carnated)
Fully explore their range of known perception capabilities.
Instantly convert seriousness/tragedy, into insouciance/as-isness, at will (by postulate) – sans the expected or “proper” com lag/’recovery’ time.
(Btw, this includes some of the “bad habits” I have adopted from you! LOL! 😀
Racing has high standards 0.0
Firstly, I will write how I personaly define the skill: The human potential for controling (that consist of continuing and/or changing and/or starting and/or stoping elements) some kind of a system (that consists of input and/or processing and/or storage and/or output and/or feedback elements). Therefore, in order to improve the skill, I think it is neccessary to improve the quality and/or the quantity of control over some kind of a system.
*Therefore, there are many categories and specific life-skills not based on specific role and/or profession (based on different types and forms of systems) that a person could have, improve and that descibe him:
adaptability and flexibility skills
language and linguistic skills
math and logical skills
*Note: any feedback from anybody about changing, completing or improving this list will make me very happy 😉
Interesting. We could make this into a hirarchy or a tree… Maybe that’s what you mean with “skill-tree system”?
Yes, I think it is a great idea! Do you have ysome ideas how could we start to make it into hierarchy structure or tree? 🙂
Yes, you have understood my idea. I think it is a brilliant idea to make it into hierarchy/tree structure! Do you have some ideas how could we start to make it into hierarchy structure or tree? 🙂
I have done a sizeable amount of work on this earlier. It’s part of what has been dubbed AMAR S³. But it’s only for the skills relevant to that game setting, Fantasy. Let me ponder this for a bit…
A person is a simple living thing. It doesn’t need to be described very much or otherwise you will lose the important part of it, which is the value of the person himself, imo:
Dumbledore said in the first book that it is our decisions that tell us who we really are.
My first thought was that it is what we are passionate about.
Find out who you really are = what we are passionate about. Good find Kaligule, this can in fact create a new level of livingness. To restore the ability to be passionate about …