Personality Vocabulary – Part 3

English Listening Practice Personality Vocabulary3

English Listening Practice Personality Vocabulary3

Welcome to our Daily English Listening Practice with this week’s series:

Personality Vocabulary

This is the third part of a 5-part series helping you understand and use new personality vocabulary right away!

Please listen to the audio files for explanations.
Transcripts unavailable.

Notes from the Audio Files


  • Lacking in self confidence: not enough self confidence
  • Struggling with: finding something hard to accomplish
  • A boost in self confidence: an increase
  • Have confidence in something

How to use it:
“I’m pretty self-confident. I’m not afraid to try new things or take on new challenges.”
“Going to a language-exchange made me much less shy and nervous about speaking English. I became more self-confident with every meeting.”  


  • Tinder profile: dating app profile
  • Cliche – overused so we make fun of it

How to use it:
“My best friend is so fun-loving. She is always happiest when she is doing something exciting and new.”
“My parents loved taking us out to amusement parks, ski resorts, or camping. I think that’s why me and my siblings are so fun-loving too.

Good Company

  • Great company – can be used for a single person or people
  • He’s good people, you’re good people

How to use it:
“My sister is great company. She always tries to get to know new people and isn’t afraid to strike up conversations.”
“It’s important to have good company when travelling, the stress can get to you, so it’s important to be in a group of people you can always have fun with.”

Good Sense of Humor

  • Laugh at yourself/take a joke: laugh despite being the victim of a joke
  • Take it to heart: take it personally, be offended by something
  • Plays a joke on you: you’re the victim of a joke
  • Lighten up: don’t take it so seriously

How to use it:
“He had a really good sense of humour, he doesn’t take anything too seriously.”
“Come on man, where’s your sense of humor? It was obviously just a joke.”

A Dog Person / A Cat Person

  • Play fetch: a game you play with your dog
  • Being diplomatic: being fair and balanced
  • Cat-like behavior: acting like a cat
  • So some extent: a little
  • A labor of love: it’s hard to love something

How to use it:
“I’m definitely a dog person, dogs are so much more fun than cats.”
“I’ve never been a cat person, but these kittens are really cute.”

BONUS! Here’s an extra phrase today:

The Kind Of Person Who…

  • A bit stuck: stopped
  • Build you a picture: give you a better idea

How to use it:
“I’m not really the kind of person who goes to parties and gets really drunk.”
“She’s the kind of person who would sacrifice everything for her kid.”

Hoping you’re enjoying this week’s topic. Please comment below with some practice sentences or questions!

Mark and Kat

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