How to Describe Yourself - 180 Words for Your Positive Qualities

Describe Yourself for Online Dating, Job Interviews, Resumes, and More

Learning how to describe yourself accurately is something we usually have to put some effort into. This seems to be especially true in most western cultures where being honest about our skills, qualities, and attributes can be confused with being arrogant, "blowing your own trumpet," and being excessively self indulgent.

If we do learn to describe ourselves, we can often forgo self confidence training by being our own confidence guru and simply acknowledging and appreciating our own positive qualities.

Ready? Scroll down for list of 180 adjectives to help you describe yourself.

Positive Adjectives to Use on a Resume

With integrity

Words to Describe Yourself (Adjectives)

Because we can all identify with 90% of these adjectives in some situation or other, I suggest picking 10 to 15 words that describe how you are most of the time, regardless of the situation. It might be helpful to think about who are you when you are on your own, doing your own thing. There will be very few other people who will identify the exact same combination, because we're all different.

Favorable Descriptive Words to Use in a Job Interview

Hard worker

It's Okay to Know What Our Positive Qualities Are...

From my experience of delivering training programs and seminars on improving confidence and self esteem, whenever participants are asked to state just five of their best qualities, a hushed embarrassment usually fills the room. Then, "I don't know" is the most common response.

Conversely, we're all a lot better at listing our faults and failings and can get onto that task without any difficulty. It's like most of us haven't even dared to think about the question, "What's good about me?"—if that's you, then it's even more important that you read this and prepare yourself with several apt adjectives.

More Positive Descriptions (For Dating Sites, Etc.)

Team player

Why Do You Want to Describe Yourself?

What made you want to know how to describe yourself?

  • For Online Dating
  • For an Online Profile
  • For My Resume
  • For a Job Interview
  • To Learn New Words
  • For a Self Confidence Boost
  • None of the above
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Social consciousness
Sense of humor
Easy going
Good listener

How Do I Describe Myself?

Quick learner
These are some of the words that I think best describe me.

Your List of Positive Qualities

So, how did you get on? How does it feel to identify your positive qualities? Good, I hope! Put some practice into learning how to describe yourself and you will find an increase in self esteem and confidence and probably an improvement in your relationships too!


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Deborah Demander 4 months ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Thanks for the interesting and informative article. I often have trouble identifying my own positive traits, but as a life coach, I am always helping other's discover their own strengths. I appreciate your list.


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Yanglish 5 months ago

But if everyone will use these 180 words?

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Susana S 5 months ago Author

Might be ok for an artist?

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Newbie2011 7 months ago from Australia, Hong Kong, USA

Thanks for the great hub!

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rolaabboud 7 months ago from Kuwait

I once had a course at the University and the final exam was a conversation between the student and the tutor and the first question the tutor asked me is "Describe yourself in three words" That question shocked me a little bit at the beginning and I took some time to reply because I know myself very well but I don't know which words to use. I wish I had read this before that exam :).... Thank you for sharing.

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nicenet 7 months ago

As a teacher, one should never assume you know it all. Thanks for teaching us new adjectives.

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Venkatachari M 8 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Very interesting and inspiring article. There are so many words to describe oneself beautifully and, still, we feel much uncomfortable when it comes to describing ourselves.

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Yanglish 8 months ago

A convenient collection of essential words for an interview.

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zebios 8 months ago from Canada

Great list! but i don’t think that quixotic is a good and postive word to have. It means “exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical”. If you remember Don Quixote, the word comes from the main character.

Shveta12 9 months ago

Very useful I took a lot of words,THX SO MUCH

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Kristen Howe 9 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Susanna, happy new year! Congrats on HOTD, since I've commented on this hub awhile ago.

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RTalloni 9 months ago from the short journey

Knew it was a neat hub when I saw it, but wow, what a lot of comments (and some really great ones in the mix). Enjoyed this useful read for I enjoy words.

Congratulations on your Hub of the Day award, and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Saar 10 months ago

This has been very helpful for me. I needed to describe myself for an online file to study abroad and I had no idea what to write. Thank you.

rizwanyounis516 11 months ago

cool one please keep on posting in future.

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Joyette Fabien 11 months ago from Dominica

Very useful and practical! Excellent word list! Thanks for sharing

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Kristen Howe 12 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Susanna, what a terrific hub to use for many things and to boost your confidence, too. Your list of adjectives are fantastic with a wide selection to choose from. Great work!

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Seeker7 12 months ago from Fife, Scotland

An excellent hub. I didn't expect that such a simple exercise would have such a positive effect. Thank you!

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sirama 12 months ago

Nice to Read. Describing yourself looks easy. But in reality it is hard when you think about the listening person...

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philabustah 12 months ago from Boston, MA.

I have no doubt people know how to blow their own horns nowadays. Giving credit where it's due seems to be more of a problem.

Unknown 12 months ago

Rhis really helped me with my school assignment

James Edward 12 months ago

Outstanding article and informative list. Thank you.

archisha dainwal 15 months ago

Awesome hub. Through this people get to know more about them selves. Keep it up man.

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Glenn Stok 16 months ago from Long Island, NY

I found this extremely interesting. Just by using these methods of self-description can help one better understand themselves.

Me 17 months ago

ThAnk u

precious, from Malawi 18 months ago

this is educative, it has enlighten me on how to describe myself whenever I am being asked either in an interview or somewhere else.

shaan 20 months ago

Hey i read all the above comments as well self introducing points, however am struggling to introduce myself in front of team. Kindly help me out.

shanita 20 months ago

Thanks so much for sharing!!! Working on changing my thought pattern to a positive flow.......renewing the mind.

Kush Koth@ri 21 months ago

well i @m fun and ()ptimistic and rather naive

Kush Koth@ri 21 months ago

awesome words

hatim hakimi 22 months ago

amazing list

susana p 23 months ago

We have the same name!

ariel 24 months ago

you help put back the confidence back in have the best words to cheer people up.nice job by the way :a

stinky 2 years ago

thank you SOO much u didn't put 180 words but they were ALL GREAT!!! THANK YOU AND TY AND THX

yatika 2 years ago

Its really nice words.I love to read it will not difficult for me to describe about my qualities as well as nature in front of others....thanks susana for sharing these words...

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rochie geoman ruba 2 years ago

Thanks for the list and for sharing it with us esp. as a student :D Nice one!

rudy 2 years ago

This is amazing thanks

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Sheraz Hussain 2 years ago from London, United Kingdom

Thanks for sharing such a useful information. Always wondring how to answer this very simple but confusing question. " how you discribe youself"

kerry belford 2 years ago

How do you stop being depress

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ilikegames 2 years ago from Australia

Thanks for the list! I'm always struggling to describe aspects of my work.

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Muttface 2 years ago from Portugal

Thanks Susana, hopefully the interviewers will ask me to describe myself!

Jasmine 2 years ago

This is amazing and very helpful thanks

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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Great list! I'm a conscientious, self-reliant, results-driven, perceptive achiever who is unconventional. (I wouldn't tell most people that last part, but they figure it out soon enough.)

Baby bhatti from lahore 3 years ago

It's realy helpful hub

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Jatinder Joshi 3 years ago from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Great list. Thank you for sharing.

Deb Welch 3 years ago

Thanks - I can use some of these adjectives for a hopeful interview. Excellent help.

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Susana S 3 years ago Author

Thanks Seanorjohn :) I'm always looking for new descriptive words to add!

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seanorjohn 3 years ago

Great list. You could add resilient to the list. Voted up

Khatun 3 years ago

Thank you everyone, it is really fantastic helping tools . Now I know I ll be able to answer my question" Tell about yourself".

razasyedcse 3 years ago

this article of yours just give the answers that i never asked my self .. my thinking processes has far broaden now .. thanks for the knowledge.

shailendra kumar 3 years ago

Thank you for giving such a nice tips

Olive 3 years ago

Thank you so much! It helped me to realize how many qualities I need to develop and keep doing my best to improve those that I already have.

Nancy 3 years ago

Thanks for your help! This is a difficult issue and your guidance is excellent. I really appreciate your insight.

kaitlyn jacskon 3 years ago

this helped me on my daighters project

puella 4 years ago

Interesting and comprehensive and useful! It's a tool for our younger wanting to start a job to make them think about who they think they are and how to best describe their own skills and dreams...Excellent approach!!!

Bet 4 years ago

we need sometime to reflect about our true self. Everyday we come into different moods and attitudes.It helps when we also interact with many people,work and place.

RNice 4 years ago

Thanks, it is hard to discribe your self on a job application. Something that I have never had to do and what words do you use? Your lists really helped me find what I could not put into words! Thanks again.

Maq 4 years ago

Now I feel more confidant.i hope this really gona help me a lot..

Keep it up

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Pooja 4 years ago

Really helpful..

person 4 years ago

Thanks, this helped me a lot with an essay!

deepika 4 years ago

Hai! this hub page was very helpful and great. i realized positive qualities in me.thank you so much

joey 4 years ago

thanks for ideas

Sunil 4 years ago

Can u Plz tell me one sentance for dating site....

faramarz basavand 4 years ago

hi,it was great Tnx a million.You really made me different

peter marial 4 years ago

Thanks goes to all my brothers and sisters who have shown up their interests in learning varieties of adjectives i will be part of the groups.

hi 4 years ago

needed for my hw thanks

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princesswithapen 4 years ago

It is amazing how something as simple as the right use of adjectives can make a difference and add weight to a document like a resume or a project cover.

This is an excellent list that virtually applies to anyone and everyone. I'm bookmarking this and sharing it with friends and followers. Nicely done, Susana.


dotty 4 years ago

cool, needed this 4 mah homework..........

Kartik Kadia 4 years ago

Hy Susana S!

I like your post it's relay helpful for me because it's so many words i don't know, then i have suggested to my friends & others. thank you one's again dear.

vanama 4 years ago

thank you

Fatush 4 years ago

amazing list and lots of things to learn about ourselves. thanks

Kayla 4 years ago

Im only a little girl but im doing this project and so far these words are getting me A's thanks Susan S

haris aziz 4 years ago

i am to answer a question in my Graduates Memory book........ Q. Describe yourself in one sentence...... i want to answer it like... i am indescribable..... but i want some more strong and interesting answer .. if you can help i'll be very thank ful....

charles twister 4 years ago

this is a great list, to boost my self-esteem.

milon 4 years ago

i Am really happy because at first time i never describe my self properly way but i reading this positive code and now i sheor to describe my self in properly way.

dileep kumar 4 years ago

Thank you very much,it helps me lot.

elizabeth fernander 4 years ago

Oh gosh o g oo me oo my wow I am so grateful that I was able to find this very helpful insight,honestly and truly it was very informative, inspirational and benificial to Me in many ways. It was also helpful for Me to share with My Children, to teach them how to relate to the facts of life, build their courage, self-esteem and find their true identity. Again thank you very much and May God continue to inhance your Brain cells and bless your life so that you can also use your talent in service for Him.Amen.Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Thankful2011 4 years ago


I do not know how often you still review comments but I wanted to say thank you. I am able to describe myself in a work environment, I think simply because I am used to doing that. But trying to describe myself in a personal setting seems to me like boasting. After reading this article and the posts I was able to begin my personal profile, which I have been trying to do for months. So, thank you.

Taylor 4 years ago

This helped me so much in writing an essay. I used practical, determined, and weird :) Weird is a good thing in my eyes, i hope the school thinks so haha.

Boy 4 years ago

i am only ten but i used this for a bookreport describing character. I got an A, 10/10 EXCELLENT WORK SAID MY TEACHER!!

sam 4 years ago

thankx it help me a lot.

sumon 4 years ago

fine & helful

shashi 4 years ago

thnx..It helped me greatly..

opeyemi 4 years ago

This is really wonderful, helpful and pretty resourceful

rhonda j 4 years ago

Oh my gosh... Thank you so much for this page. This is one of the worse questions i hate answering. I know i have good qualities but when asked i just dont know what to say.

Got some help. Thanks

cristopher 4 years ago

now i know ..and now i can admit my self and tell for who am i .. this hub can bring the best quality and perfection. it is a good way can bring the right path to tell and to describe yourself thank you 4 sharing this thoughts..

Jaymiyabhai 4 years ago

awesome sure this will help me in some way..!! good work Mr Author.

bla bla 4 years ago

simple living high thinking..

birthday girl 4 years ago

it good way 2 descrive yourself

orly 5 years ago

i really found this hub informative and useful, thanks for sharing

Shannon H. 5 years ago

Thanks! Super helpful for my college applications!

DANIEL 5 years ago

its very useful for us thanks a lot

A M 5 years ago

Thank you! Very helpful!

Ahmed kurdi 5 years ago

thank you ever so much for extimely usfull vocabulary you put on . that is fanatastic

kate 5 years ago

It helped in knowing about my inner qualities and in boosting my self confidence.

Shahan 5 years ago

thanks for giving me such useful attributes.

Billi 5 years ago

Oh my goodness to see this page. I get a lot of knowledge from this page.

deepzz 5 years ago

my placement drives are going on......Pls pray 4 me & all others who are appearing 4 placements.

Hussain 5 years ago

Great info.. hopefully this world be very helpful for freshers and job seekers.

noah 5 years ago

awesome!! hopefully i get a good grad thanks somuch for al those words

Nnadi Liz Finedropz 5 years ago

good work you are doing keep it up.

a stupob de woptig 5 years ago

no no no no no no no

after interviewing people for a job i've lost my faith in words meaning anything.

i'm positive, creative, outgoing, friendly and inventive.

this doesn't mean anything. you might get an initial positive effect but if you can't back it up don't say it. people don't pick out words what they are MOST OF THE TIME, but what THEY WISH THEY WERE.

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GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

Wow great article thank you so much!!!! If you have some time please come and look at mine. Thank you glstngrosepetals!!!!!

Someone in need 5 years ago

Thank you very much, helped me a great deal thank you :)

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lejonkung 5 years ago

great hub!

sumyia 5 years ago

very nyc!! =D

nagaraj 5 years ago


It is really very nice hub. Thanks very much for sharing a wonderful tips.

munish kumar bakshi 5 years ago

it's really nice and awesome

Reddy 5 years ago

Thank u very much.. Really a great article which is useful for everyone in their job hunt or to know about themselves

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AvellanedaM 5 years ago

Thanks Susana for this gift. I apreciate.

Noongus 5 years ago

I've been looking at this page while I study at TAFE in Australia. Isn't technology amazing?

Osman 5 years ago

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.(JFk)These simple, yet profound words have educated many, enlightened many,liberated many and informed many. Ideas are to be shared. they only have a value while it is in the minds of living, breathing soul or else it is as worthless as the body in the tomb. Thx Susan, it means a lot to many lives that you many never see or meet.

Blank 5 years ago

For the poll my reason was for an assignment. :)

Raja N 5 years ago

Thankyou so much for powerful article. It is very helpful to me

lanell 5 years ago

i am looking for a few words --2 sentences to describe myself for a contest--i want something eye-catching--whether funny or serious! i have a good sense of humor, dependable, loving, kind-hearted, independent,generous, quirky, practical, thoughtful,down-to-earth,quick learner,rebellious. i want someone to help me out w/a short description of myself-50 words or less --approx 2000 characters-=-ty

bungoman 5 years ago

This is a wonderful article, an article that give self esteme,hope and the opportunity to express oneself, but can we rearly sell our self to the world, if so how many of us can do that.

majid  5 years ago

it would be better if u include a dictionary lol

Ronnie E. Jones 5 years ago

All Of A Sudden i fee really good about my self after reading this blog!.I never thought that there was so many ways to positivelly discribe myself.I'll come back again again and tell all my friends..Thanks

Azmat 5 years ago

Thank you so much for sharing,


Moon 5 years ago

Useful expressions for interview indeed...

Hardik 5 years ago

I'm an INDIAN, and that describes me!

dan 5 years ago

i have test on the phone (Describe Yourself) i didn't pass the test cuz i didn'y know how to Describe myself.

jetea30 5 years ago

very useful... keep posting!

M.Omar 5 years ago

I'd like to thank you a lot :)

Limon 5 years ago

It’s most educative and will help to read the human behavior.

vhic 5 years ago







w/ Sense of Humor

Self Disciplined

Unique and Sociable

stacy 5 years ago

that is up to date

boo 5 years ago

hii i luv dis site it's cool

Sydney 5 years ago

I like to describe myself using the word effervescent. It basically means bubbly but the great thing about it is... Usually on an interview one of the first questions that is asks is, what's one word to describe yourself and when u say effervescent they're common reaction is wanna explain that to me? So I like it be use then I can explain it to them and why I think I am tjT way and it's a Great icebreaker so I'm a whole lot less nervous in the long run and therefore my interview commonly goes better:). Granted most ppl can't exactly explain themselves as effervescent but using other large words that aren't commonly used will have the same effect. Hope I helped :)

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matthewjason 5 years ago

Great hub guiding the qualities of the humans!

Nice hub I really enjoyed it.

These describing words will help everyone for the interview purpose and to describe them self in front of some one who is really good in philosophy and to impress them a bit.

Superlike Hub!

Keep Publishing nice stuff like included in this hub!

Thanx for the informative hub!


Deccan Chargers 5 years ago

If you are at job interview .... kindly have some of the above words in your answers but be true to yourself , don't bluff ..... you will get caught if say lie .... thanks ..... very nice hub ..... super awesome ..... super beautiful and super useful .....

YAWEEEEEE 5 years ago

these words are very useful

Benard 5 years ago

thanks a lot for these great ideas. they have helped me improve.

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Ingenira 6 years ago

You certainly are analytical, perceptive and inventive. :)

Excellent hub that can help many people out there.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Thanks IdeaMorphist - no most don't ever think about it, but it's so good to appreciate what's good about ourselves:) Goog luck with your job hunting!

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IdeaMorphist 6 years ago from Chicagoland

What a fantastic topic which I had never put much thought into! Thank you so much for sparking my cognitive development on this topic. It is esp. important bc I am unemployed right now

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henrykasan 6 years ago from UK

Excellent hub!!!!!

The hub can prove immensely fruitful for ambitious person, as it highlights all the necessary characteristics, properties and attributes necessary to achieve a landmark success.The qualities which are terrifically important and included into the hub are such as Active,Cheerful,Consistent,Independent and Sporty.

I enjoyed the whole hub tremendously. Keep on hubbing.

Amel 6 years ago

Susana, thanks a lot for your generosity in sharing with the world your knowledge and insights about 'How to describe yourself'.

What a treasure of positive adjectives!! It is truly fascinating.

I find your piece: very informative, lovely to read that I wrote down some of your quotes so that they stay with me, logical and make perfect sense, inspiring and motivational.

The online world is at guilt for creating social gaps between people who sit close to each other but it is a well-of-credibility for closing gaps between people who are stretched around the world.

Thanks again and wishing you the best in what you are heading for in your life. Your article is a beacon that lightens the way for so many self-wonderers.

I hope you never feel the need for a beacon yourself but we all need at one point or another and if you do, please remember that one of the people you helped through your article (me) is extending her hand as well and willing to return your favor if she can.

Nima 6 years ago

Great job! thank you!

it is really helped me a lot thanks again and again...

Lil Kev 6 years ago

I am writing a college admitance essay and this list is extremely helpful.


PPJJ 6 years ago

I liked this website, I found some arguments for my Speaking IELTS English test section.


Saleem Usmani 6 years ago

Really constructive and helpful stuff specially for those preparing for interview.

Antoinio capoeira 6 years ago

i feel so nice to be here

its just great i like your wayof writing

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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Very well written and much needed hub. Thank you for helping me to learn how to describe myself. Much "meat" in this wonderful article. You must be a magnificent person. Rate up!

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jennshealthstore 6 years ago from Florida

Thank you, I really enjoyed your hub!

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adorababy 6 years ago from Syracuse, NY

People don't really give a minute to describe themselves accurately because they have no clue where to begin with. With these tips, they somehow have a common ground to work on.

zubair ahmad 6 years ago

im 24 male i am missing every thing

bobafet 6 years ago

Can someone please make up a description about me using these words : mature, hardworker, sociable, friendly, reliable, trustworthy, cheerful, confident, team player.

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samurai4ever 6 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Let's see.. how about this to describe myself:

a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy

Except that I'm not a Japanese or a member of the feudal military aristocracy. But I'm still a warrior :-)

Santi 6 years ago

Original is the easies way to describe me

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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Glad to have found this hub. I appreciate your positivity. Great advice.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Naresh, Many thanks for your kind comments :) I'm really glad that you enjoyed the positivity!

Naresh 6 years ago

Oh God what a blast!!! A realy eye opener that will definitely surge one's self esteem to next level!! Each & every word is carefully crafted beautifying the Positive qualities. I'm sure that anyone coming across your hub would definitely benifitted & return with positive energy. Susana you are a greate writer & I'm truly your FAN now! Many thanks for sharing your beautiful writings with us.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Thanks Nazir - glad my how to describe yourself hub was useful!

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NNazir 6 years ago from Pakistan

Great! Thank you, Susana S...

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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

Very interesting article, Susan S. I'm glad you actually posted some lists of descriptors we can use - instead of relying just on placing a link in your hub. I hadn't thought to use such words to describe myself - but understand that I often use a lot of descriptive words in speaking about others - in particularly long 'lists' when I admire a person. Great stuff here - I've become a follower and have much more reading to do at your hub collection.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

some1 - these words to describe yourself aren't out of the ordinary in English, lol. If you have some more adjectives please share them!

some1 6 years ago

wow this list is long but the words are out of the odnairy and not very good o well some of them were good ish

sonia 6 years ago

woh! ..............

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Thanks for the rate up etc samboiam - glad it was helpful :)

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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

Thanks for writong such a helpful piece. I have rated it up and bookmarked it for future reference.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Great news Marlyn - I'm glad it helped you describe yourself :)

Marlyn Rojo 6 years ago

Thanks. I know who & what am I? Your hub page helps me a lot. Great job. Keep it up!

paulina ♥ 6 years ago

great : D

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Thank you figment :)

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figment 6 years ago from Texas

Great Hub!

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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

I'd been here 3 weeks ago and I'm back to tell you I put this hub as a link in my latest post. It's my first attempt to do hublinks. Thanks!

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stephensaldana 6 years ago from Chicago

The blog is very interesting and thought provoking. The concept of self esteem and positive attitude is worth to go through. Thanks for sharing.

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greysquirrel 6 years ago from here and there

Interesting blog and good to think about it.

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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Great advice.

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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

Timely and wise advice. Congrats on a great hub!

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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA

Hi susana. Thank you for witting such an analytical hub. List of words are fantastic. I have copied those and kept achieved for future reference1

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Amez 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Great Hub Susan S, This is my second time readinfg it, it seemly helps me write better, your list of words seem to give me an sense of exuberance with my thoughts as I pull or hold them together. I truly appreciate your strength in writing.

kims3003 6 years ago

Great article!!! A+

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my-success-guru 6 years ago from Upstate NY

Hey Susana!

Yes!!! It is true that we can and should use more powerful words to describe ourselves!!!

This Hub sounds a lot like one I did called The Amazing Power of Words. Check it out if you are interested.

To Health, Wealth and Happiness,


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antonrosa 6 years ago from USA

An interesting read!

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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

Great Advise...

Thanks for sharing...

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Wow - what a lot of comments to wake up to! Thanks everyone :)

@shadetoshoes - you've hit the nail on the head there. It's not about being better than others is it? It's just about recognizing we all have good qualities.

@vandelay - of course use whatever you like - hope you get the job you want!

@shellyblossom - you've been through some tough stuff, I'm glad to have helped a little :)

Zenis 6 years ago

Really good, I liked it

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Vandelay 6 years ago from United States

Do you mind if I use some of your ideas on my newest resume? I haven't written one in years, and haven't had an interview in a very long time. Your hub came at the right time! Thanks!

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shellyblossom 6 years ago from Ohio

This is a great hub. I have ventured into many things these past 6 years, I lost my mother 6 years ago, my father gone 28 years ago.It seems, I've been going through, "God doesn give you more than you can handle" since my mom passed.

I am a jacktress of many trades(gifts)writing is one of them, it is truly my passion. I seem to get nowhere fast.

I just become a hubber and an Amazon associate and the other things this great website has offered me in becoming financially successful and getting my writings out there to be read. I'm very excited about all of this. But I still am lacking confidence since I've had to stumble and fall, climb over large hills and mountains, steppings on the rocks and stones below first.

This hub has given me inspiration, there is a lot more positive about myself and I know this. Most of the things I write about are of inspiration,positive, helping others. I seriously need to practice what I preach. Thank you, you've opened my eyes to who I am.


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

This is awesome!!!! I just loved it. Thank you

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ShadestoShoes 6 years ago

Ooo great hub! I think some ppl think if they describe themselves positively they are thought of as conceited. But ppl who are conceited are those who try to appear better than you or anyone else. I am happy to admit I'm honest,creative and caring! ty for a great hub!

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jeffro67 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

What a great hub! Lots of great tips and advice! You have given me some more greats things to ponder!

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caretakerray 6 years ago from Michigan U.S.A.

Susana S:

A great hub! You make a good point. I have taught to be 'humble', but I do know who I am. Thanx for addressing much misunderstood subject. :)

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Jim Strutzin 6 years ago

Very awesome. It's hard to keep your positive qualities in mind when under the microscope. Liked it a lot.

jagat meitei 6 years ago

The way you provide information is quite effective.wonderful tips,thanks

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askjanbrass 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

This could be a great resource for someone who needs help or is looking for some tips on how to give a great interview! You should always describe yourself with positive, active verbs.

Great post, thanks for sharing!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Rachitha - glad you enjoyed it. The simplest things are often the best :)

Wow - what a lot of greats! Thanks Imran :)

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rachitha 6 years ago from Mangalore

GREAT HUB! Its something that we all shoud focus on. simple and very effective.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Thank you very much to all people who've taken the time to comment on this hub. When I wrote it I never thought it would get the amount of visits that it does! Let's hope that we can all focus more on ours and others positive qualities and get that upward spiral moving faster :)

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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

That was a good read I made here. As I read, I had a monologue answering "yes" if I had made a point and "no" if I didn't. Mind you, I barely passed my own self-test! Credits for a good hub, more credits for you!

Millionheir 6 years ago

Very insightful hub. I do believe we focus more on the negative than the positive in our society. Focusing on the better qualities will bring out the best in everyone!

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Amez 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

A truly Excellent Hub Susana S. I have gathered a few of your words, that you so carefull Categorize for me under Effective Qualities, sense I feel thats the area I need to be more diligent in. If I'm to be successful as a writer,

Alexpte 6 years ago

Thanks for this hub! It's what I needed to hear right now.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

That's good to hear Neha :)

Neha 6 years ago

hey thanks so much i think this ill help me a lot

JoeKnowsBiz 6 years ago

Great information. This will help me to use more variety in my word choices for my writing and speaking.

Thank you.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Thanks probrack - I will be!

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probrack 6 years ago from Lexington,Ky

Great Hub ! Keep up the good work

Raspberry Cupcake 6 years ago

Fantastic hub! I will have to come back to this when I am applying for jobs!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Nicks - I'm out of adjectives I'm afraid! I think it's better to choose around 10 or 15 words than rely on just one to describe yourself. I'm not sure I could find just one that summed up my whole personality :)

Nicks 6 years ago

I have been trying to find a word that is suitable for me but no joy! Anymore that you can suggest?

ovaga 6 years ago

the information isn't clear yet

kayla  6 years ago

im passionate,creative,helpful,outgoing,fun,all-smiles,sensitive,laughable,independent,mature,honest,cheerful,forgiving,modevated,friendly, active, sociable,unique, stable strong talented intense vibrant trust-worthy loyal good-lister team-playre leader down-2-earth quick-leaner

fraziertl 6 years ago

You did an awesome job on describing about yourself. I think it is fun, and it is good to love yourself before you can get started with yourself. It is nice to meet you my name is Teri.

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mercon 6 years ago

nice info...

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Sage Knowles 6 years ago

this would be a great list to pull words from when writing a resume

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dreamer32 6 years ago from Mississippi

Very nice article on how to describe yourself. It is important to discover oneself.

BIKTMIA 6 years ago

Great topic very important how you view yourself inwardly. Because that is what matters the most in terms of self esteem and continuing to move upward with positive progress. How you feel about yourself, that is what will keep you going from day to day on the mindset that you have choose. I believe me to be humorous, real compassionate for sincere individuals, and giving with encouragement. I strive to uplift.

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blonde kandi 6 years ago

It's kinda hard for me to really describe myself! i may be a writer, but when it comes to me, myself, and I, I see myself differantly than others. Even with all the words, the only thing i can think of for myself is creative. i dont see myself as pretty, or beautiful, or anything that others see in me.

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mlozinski 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Thanks for writing this! Describing myself is something I struggle with whenever it comes up.

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wannabwestern 6 years ago from The Land of Tractors

Thanks for sharing your experience in this area. I keep learning more and more from you!

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kirstenblog 6 years ago from London UK

This topic is so important, how we see ourselves has a huge impact on how much success we will experience in life. I have had to work on this just to overcome depression and low self esteem. I take this hub as a challenge so here goes.....

I am creative

I am emotionally and mentally speaking strong

I have a great sense of humor

I can get along well with most people

I am a great friend to have

I know how to turn hard work into fun work and that means I get stuff done!

I am empathetic and love helping people when I can

I could go on and on and on but one of my best qualities, I know when to stop lol.

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Madison22 6 years ago from NYC

Very informative hub, enjoyed reading it.

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creation75 7 years ago from India

Really good!

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Mindfulness 7 years ago

Great descriptors. I am a proponent of positive thinking and the use of positive words but I never had a useful list like this before. Thanks

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sir_najeb 7 years ago





---->thats me!!!!!!

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Bbudoyono 7 years ago

Very great hub. Thanks, I'll bookmark this hub Susanna.

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pinkhawk 7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

...somehow it boost my energy today! thank you very much for this energy boosting hub ma'am! :)...

claudyne G. 7 years ago

Hi! tis page is really amazing as a psychologist and as a trainer your right that there are people who always answer "i don't know" to the question describe your self.. this page is really helpful.

thaks a lot..

your a good source of information..

Sandi 3m 7 years ago

Great article. Who knew there were so many adjectives. As one person stated this would come in handy before a job interview.

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patriciarose7 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Isn't the english language wonderful?

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Miss Theory 7 years ago

Hey, this is a great hub. Very inspiring, I'm plenty of those things...this is a fantastic reminder that it's okay to embrace all the wonderful things about ourselves.

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ewnetbiz 7 years ago

This is a great article. I never really paused to think that there were so many common words and phrases being used to describe oneself. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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receptionist 7 years ago

I love what you write here... I strongly agree to what you said about being a Parent we should be able to recognize our child's personality... Through this we can be able to help them build a healthy future.. Thanks

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magdielqr 7 years ago

Thank you for this informative Hub.

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mcssball 7 years ago

Ill remember this hub when I praise my daughter. Thank you, it is very helpful.

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pinkdaisy 7 years ago from Canada

This would be great to read right before a job interview! Great content.

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bryguy1 7 years ago

Great hub Susana! To me there's nobody that knows me better than myself and I'm always able and ready to describe myself whether it be my "good" qualities or my "not so good" qualities. Nobody is perfect, and we have to find happiness with ourselves regardless of our personal qualities when it comes to "who" or "what" we are. profile image 7 years ago

what if i say non of above word described me exactly.. actually i am sometimes all of them... but yes, article is superb... i really liked so much.. now what abt. listing some bad word abt u?? coz i think, one should know his/her drawbacks as well..

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probyte2u 7 years ago

Very nice hub. Keep up the good job !

Robert Ballard 7 years ago

A great hub, I always felt like I was a 0 but now maybe not, A very good hub.

Robert Elias Ballard

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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

Awesome positively inspiring hub Susanna , so wish I had a printer. I know I learned all of this long ago , but I need reminding these days. Good work. Now back to that list!

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KyonSOS23 7 years ago from Nabon

Great hub,first I will study about other I could study myself.

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madhabdi 7 years ago

Really Thanks......Go Ahead.We Will Ever grateful to You.

Master 7 years ago


woow man i figured a lot of thing out of this article

it has a some really important things everyone should know about it and i think this article can make some people re-think in many things in there liefs

thks a lot

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Darcy30 7 years ago from Atlanta

This is an amazing hub and learned a lot reading it. Thank you.

lewgard 7 years ago

For the most part I can consistantly assign the same adjectives to myself - with a few additional ones on some days.

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lesterd2009 7 years ago from Beaches Of Florida

Wow Awesome hub your on your way to to be great here at hubpages

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Island Tropical 7 years ago

I like this hub!

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selflessprophet 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

You certainly hit on the key point that many of us have a difficult time of coming up with positive qualities we possess. This article made me look at my more positive qualities, which makes for a rather effective confidence boost. This article certainly contains an uplifting and hopeful message that everyone would benefit from.

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Jennitasia 7 years ago from Arkansas

You know, my favorite part of this hub was the part about parenting. I am a mother of four small children. It is easy to get lazy with things, and your prospective just made me realize that I could be a better parent. Thank you for another wonderful informational hub. People will learn from you.

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Csjun89 7 years ago

A rather useful reference when one runs out of adjectives

nice work!

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ODDJOBSMOM 7 years ago from North (Minnesota)

I enjoyed this hub and will return for more...

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Susana S 7 years ago Author

Thanks to everyone for all the genuine, generous & articulate comments :) Glad you enjoyed it :)

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rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

excellent. I have had to do this on numerous occasions and at different workshops, it's very helpful. also helpful to remember when communicating with children to descriptively point out what we like about something they did, or the way they handled a situation and not fall into the trap of over praising a child. wonderful to read, thank you!

Pavan 7 years ago

i will say i am anything but you if they ask me to describe

me lol kidding in btw nice hub

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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Your hub was creative and super fantastic, thanks for sharing. creativeone59

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MissE 7 years ago from Texas

Great topic! Like your writing style as well!

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Leop 7 years ago

Great information for everyone. Lot of people can use this. Very nice job. Thank you.

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steffsings 7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

Love it. Bookmarking this hub, excellent information. Thank you.

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Awesome Writer 7 years ago

I love your article - really great. Thanks for sharing.

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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

hehehe, maybe we can make this a new thread in the forum and get everyone to say their qualities. hmmmm.

Thanks, she's my 3-year old niece. She's staying with us and she loves posing for the camera. =)

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Susana S 7 years ago Author

Hi Hoop a Joo - don't think we've met before, so Hello! If the hub helps you with raising self esteem I'm pleased as could be :)

Neil - you've identified some great questions to ask ourselves. Soul searching is one of my favourite past times :)

Emievil - post the ones you think describe you if you want :) To get over the modesty hurdle, lol! BTW - lovely little girl in your profile pic - she's such a cutie :)

Hi Jewels - you just made me realise something! The descriptive words are adjectives not verbs, duh. What a plonker I am. So, i'm very glad you stopped by :)

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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

That's allot of adjectives. Very useful hub, thumbs up.

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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

Wow Susana, that's quite a list there. I didn't know there are a lot of positive attributes to go by. I'm taking my time picking ones for me but heck, I'll enjoy your hub first =). Thanks.

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Neil Ashworth 7 years ago from Ireland

Great hub. I guess we all have to be able to describe ourselves and others especially if we are going to head out into the business world using social media.

Another way to look at it is to ask these questions.

Who am I?

Who am I not?

Where do I want to be in five years time?

and importantly..

What am I doing about it to get there?

These are not adjectives but soul searching questions and sometimes a little harder to answer...

I hope you don't mind Susana, but I have added a link to a competition I entered for writers and soul searchers on Facebook HERE which asks the same questions. If you can tear yourself away from HubPages (I know its hard!) you might want to throw me your vote or even better enter the competition yourself and ask your friends to vote for you. There are some great prizes and the entries are a mmm..fantastic read!


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Hoop-A-Joo 7 years ago from Los Angeles

I think you have written it for I am one of those saying "I don't know". Thanks for great tips to raise our self-esteem. =)

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Susana S 7 years ago Author

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by and those that have taken the time to leave comments :)

Trudy - I agree that we do need to be mindful of what's good about others and especially value their positive skills ans attributes. It would make the world a better place I'm sure :)

Helen - it's amazing how quickly we can come up with our faults isn't it?! I wonder why it seems more "natural" to do that?

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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Great article. Very useful. Thanks.

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Danton Young 7 years ago

I love your list of various descriptions, very cool hub!

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stricktlydating 7 years ago from Australia

Great tips, thanks!

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Helen Cater 7 years ago from UK

I always tend to discribe myself in not such a good light. Perhaps I should change that. Well written hub and I enjoyed reading. Big thumbs up from me.

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TrudyVan 7 years ago from South Africa

Hello there Susana S, TrudyVan here

If only people will realize that we are all unique in our own special way and to except each other, there would be less violence in our world

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Cheeky Girl 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Hy Susana S!

Many thanks for this wonderful positive view of human qualities. I definitely spied a few words here that describe me or friends I know. I know someone who had to attend a clinic for depression after losing a baby. Losing one's confidence can be a traumatc event, and people need guidance and help through it. I am bookmarking this and archiving it for posterity, and reference! More please! Thank you so much! (And thank you for being a fan too!!) Give the girl a big hug!

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Sue Adams 7 years ago from Andalusia

Duhh! I was looking at my page in Edit mode that is why I didn´t see it. Sorry and thanks!

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Susana S 7 years ago Author

Hi Sue - thanks for stopping by and having a read :) No need to worry about code with your Hubpages - the "rate or flag this hub" link is on every page automatically.

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Sue Adams 7 years ago from Andalusia

Thank you for writing this. I'm eagerly studying your hub but would also like to know how to put the "rate or flag this page" code at the top of my hub?

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Susana S 7 years ago Author

Susan Boyle - I'm not sure if "baf" is good or bad but thanks for stopping by!

PearlDiver - I never realised you were so contrary and rebellious! We certainly are similar there. You're not an aquarian are you? Quirky, funny, intelligent, perceptive, independent... hmmm all the signs are there!

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Dohn - I think we always find it easier to describe our not so brilliant qualities. I'm not sure why it's so much easier to pick out the negative in ourselves and others - what do you think? BTW I think you're a loyal, warm & thoughtful fan! Thank you :)

Misthaven - do you really sound arrogant or just think you do? We're so conditioned to be self-deprecating, going against that feels kind of weird to start with. I'll start you off. From my limited experience of you I'd say you're intelligent, motivated and probably a bit of a rebel too!

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Sarah m Marie 7 years ago

This article reminds me of a teacher I once had who made his students rewrite papers if they used words such as "good" or "nice" rather than more descriptive choices! I completely agree that our children benefit greatly by being told how wonderful they are with adjectives unique to their talents. Teaching kids to have this strong sense of themselves would help them immensely. Thanks.

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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

'Really'Good Hub Susana!

Ummmmm it certainly illustrates what it must be like to be the nail when its just been hit on the

Made me realise that whenever anyone asks me how I am.. I seem to always reply; "I'm Good."

I agree with your advice. Whenever my parents told us that we couldn't do something.. Can't was inspirational to "Yes I Can."

However, always one to be Flirtatious..(with death of course)...When told I could... I would think; "Nope, it took you too long to agree.. so I changed my mind!"

Wow.. I guess I'm Very Skilled at being Contrary!

susan boyle 7 years ago

that was baf

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E. A. Wright 7 years ago from New York City

Being honest with these kinds of descriptions requires gracefully walking the line between self-promotion and self-deprecation. And it's easy to overthink it.

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MistHaven 7 years ago from New Jersey

I totally agree. I find it very hard to describe myself in a positive light without sounding arrogant. I don't know why it's so hard to do, but I can only either sound humble or cocky.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This is really a great list. Being a writer, I don't have a problem describing myself, including pointing out some of the not so great things about me, like my stubbornness for example! I have more of a problem describing others who are close to me as I'm always concerned by what they'll think of me after being too honest!

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Susana S 7 years ago Author

Hi Elisabeth - glad you enjoyed it:) I also hope you were successful in your job search!?

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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

Susana, wish I had this hub to read before going on several job interviews lately, it's hard when you are asked to describe yourself to not say ummmm.....

great hub!

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