Here are some words that can be used to describe negative personality traits:

  1. Aggressive
  2. Arrogant
  3. Bossy
  4. Callous
  5. Deceitful
  6. Egotistical
  7. Envious
  8. Greedy
  9. Impolite
  10. Impulsive
  11. Inconsiderate
  12. Jealous
  13. Lazy
  14. Materialistic
  15. Mean
  16. Narrow-minded
  17. Narcissistic
  18. Obstinate
  19. Prejudiced
  20. Selfish
  21. Snobbish
  22. Stingy
  23. Thoughtless
  24. Uncooperative
  25. Unemotional
  26. Unkind
  27. Vengeful
  28. Worrying


  1. Aggressive: characterized by or tending towards violence.
  2. Arrogant: having or showing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance.
  3. Bossy: excessively domineering and commanding.
  4. Callous: showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.
  5. Deceitful: characterized by deception; likely to deceive or be deceived.
  6. Egotistical: excessively self-centered.
  7. Envious: feeling or showing envy.
  8. Greedy: having a strong desire for wealth, possessions, or power.
  9. Impolite: not showing good manners or respect.
  10. Impulsive: acting or done without considering the consequences.
  11. Inconsiderate: lacking consideration for the feelings or wishes of others.
  12. Jealous: feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages.
  13. Lazy: unwilling to work or use energy.
  14. Materialistic: having or showing an undue desire for wealth and material possessions.
  15. Mean: unkind or cruel.
  16. Narrow-minded: having a limited or restricted outlook or viewpoint.
  17. Narcissistic: having an excessive interest in or admiration of oneself.
  18. Obstinate: stubbornly refusing to change one’s mind or course of action.
  19. Prejudiced: having or showing an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts.
  20. Selfish: lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.
  21. Snobbish: having or showing the attitude or behavior of a snob.
  22. Stingy: unwilling to spend or share.
  23. Thoughtless: not showing consideration for the feelings or circumstances of others.
  24. Uncooperative: not willing to work with others.
  25. Unemotional: showing no emotion or feeling.
  26. Unkind: not showing or having kindness.
  27. Vengeful: having or showing a strong desire to harm someone who has done something wrong or hurtful.
  28. Worrying: causing or likely to cause anxiety or concern.

Sample Test Questions

10 sample test questions using the words from the list of negative personality traits:

  1. Johnny is always putting others down and acting aggressively towards them. What negative personality trait is he displaying?
  2. Sarah is very bossy and always has to be in control of every situation. What negative personality trait is she displaying?
  3. Tom is deceitful and lies to get what he wants. What negative personality trait is he displaying?
  4. Maria is always talking about herself and how great she is. What negative personality trait is she displaying?
  5. Bob is envious of his neighbor’s new car and constantly talks about how he wishes he had one too. What negative personality trait is he displaying?
  6. Karen is always looking out for herself and doesn’t care about the needs of others. What negative personality trait is she displaying?
  7. Tim is narrow-minded and refuses to listen to new ideas or viewpoints. What negative personality trait is he displaying?
  8. Rachel is very selfish and only thinks about herself. What negative personality trait is she displaying?
  9. Kyle is uncooperative and refuses to work with others. What negative personality trait is he displaying?
  10. Sarah is unemotional and never shows any feelings. What negative personality trait is she displaying?


  1. Johnny is displaying aggressive behavior.
  2. Sarah is displaying bossy behavior.
  3. Tom is displaying deceitful behavior.
  4. Maria is displaying egotistical behavior.
  5. Bob is displaying envious behavior.
  6. Karen is displaying selfish behavior.
  7. Tim is displaying narrow-minded behavior.
  8. Rachel is displaying selfish behavior.
  9. Kyle is displaying uncooperative behavior.
  10. Sarah is displaying unemotional behavior.

Words To Describe Negative Personality Traits Worksheet