ESL personality questions based on reading activity and 20 conversation questions with personality adjectives.
1 Warm up. Watch the video and do the personality test. Do you agree with the result?
2 Read the text and answer the questions below.
Personality is the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that make a person unique. It is believed that personality arises from within the individual and remains consistent throughout life.
Examples of personality can be found in how we describe other people’s characteristics. For instance, “She is generous, caring, and a bit of a perfectionist,” or “They are loyal and protective of their friends.”
The word “personality” comes from the Latin word persona, which refers to a theatrical mask worn by performers in order to either take on different roles or disguise their identities.
One theory suggests there are four types of personality. They are:
- Type A: Perfectionist, impatient, competitive, work-obsessed, achievement-oriented, aggressive, stressed
- Type B: Low stress, even-tempered, flexible, creative, adaptable to change, patient, tendency to procrastinate
- Type C: Highly conscientious, perfectionist, struggles to reveal emotions (positive and negative)
- Type D: Worrying, sad, irritable, pessimistic, negative self-talk, avoidance of social situations, lack of self-confidence, fear of rejection, appears gloomy, hopeless
Research on personality can provide us with fascinating insights into how personality develops and changes over the course of a lifetime. This research can also have important practical applications in the real world.
For example, people can use a personality assessment (also called a personality test or personality quiz) to learn more about themselves and their unique strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. Some assessments might look at how people rank on specific traits, such as whether they are high in extroversion, conscientiousness, or openness.
Other assessments might measure how specific aspects of personality change over time. Some assessments give people insight into how their personality affects many areas of their lives, including career, relationships, personal growth, and more.
Personality type can also have an impact on your health, including how often you visit the doctor and how you cope with stress. Researchers have found that certain personality characteristics may be linked to illness and health behaviors.
Adapted from: Verywell Mind
- What is personality?
- How can we learn more about ourselves?
- Can personality change over time?
- How can your personality influence your health?
- How would you describe yourself?
ESL Personality Questions
- How would you describe someone creative?
- Who is the most competitive member of your family?
- How do you feel about people who are impatient?
- Who is the most generous person you know?
- What are some irritable habits you have?
- Are you rather pessimistic or optimistic?
- In which profession do you need to be really achievement-oriented?
- How can we improve our self-confidence?
- Do you think one can train to become more patient?
- Do people get less flexible as they age?
- Have you ever been in a situation that felt hopeless? What happened?
- What makes some people charismatic?
- Do you know someone hilarious?
- Describe your most reliable friend.
- Describe your most conscientious friend.
- How would you describe someone who is resourceful?
- Do you think aggressive people should be put in jail?
- What are intuitive people good at?
- Do you think a mother can be impartial about her children?
- What are you determined to accomplish?
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