Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1000 Traits

Just a quick table with 1000 personality traits, attitudes, reputations, and so on for use in generating a little character for off-the-cuff NPCs. Results were culled from tables I had laying around and web searches for personality traits.

Roll 2-3 times on the table. Sometimes, there's a contradiction -- you can discard it or just roll with it (people are complicated). We've used this kind of table to generate NPCs that players were going to run, like hirelings, locals, and so on. Usually you know when you've reached the point where you have a trait or two that you can work with. Stop at that point -- the next roll is tempting, but it usually doesn't add much.

Here's a pdf. Here's a plain text copy to make custom tables easier to put together. The full list is included after the jump.





1000 characteristics, reputations, and personality traits
1. abandoned
2. abrasive
3. absent-minded
4. absorbed in ideas
5. abusive
6. accepting
7. accident-prone
8. accommodating
9. accomplished
10. active
11. adamant
12. adaptable
13. adaptive
14. adequate
15. adulterer
16. adventurous
17. aesthetic
18. affable
19. affectionate
20. affiliative
21. afraid
22. afraid of ghosts
23. agreeable
24. aggressive
25. agnostic
26. agonized
27. agreeable
28. alcoholic
29. alert
30. aloof
31. amateurish demeanor
32. ambitious
33. ambivalent
34. amiable
35. amicable
36. amusing
37. analytical
38. angry
39. animated
40. annoyed
41. antagonistic
42. anti-intellectual
43. antisocial
44. anxious
45. apathetic
46. apologetic
47. appreciative
48. apprehensive
49. approachable
50. arbitrary
51. argumentative
52. aristocratic
53. arrogant
54. art collector
55. articulate
56. artistic
57. artless
58. aspiring
59. assertive
60. astonished
61. astounded
62. astute
63. attentive
64. attentive to others
65. audacious
66. authoritarian
67. authoritative
68. autocratic
69. avoids conflict
70. aware of own limitations
71. awed
72. backstabber
73. beautiful
74. belligerent
75. benevolent
76. betrayed
77. bewildered
78. bewitching
79. bitter
80. blames others for problems
81. blasé
82. blissful
83. boastful
84. boisterous
85. bold
86. boorish
87. bored
88. bossy
89. bragging
90. brave
91. brazen
92. bright
93. brilliant
94. broad-minded
95. bully
96. burdened
97. busy
98. calculating
99. callous
100. calm
101. candid
102. capable
103. captivated
104. carefree
105. careful
106. careless
107. careless of social rules
108. caring
109. caustic
110. cautious
111. challenged
112. charismatic
113. charitable
114. charming
115. chaste
116. chatty
117. cheat
118. cheerful
119. childish
120. classy
121. clean
122. clever
123. closed
124. clumsy
125. coarse
126. cocky
127. cold
128. cold-hearted
129. combative
130. compassionate
131. competitive
132. complacent
133. compliant
134. composed
135. compulsive
136. compulsive liar
137. conceited
138. concerned
139. concrete thinking
140. condemned
141. condescending
142. confident
143. conformist
144. confused
145. congenial
146. connoisseur of good drink
147. connoisseur of good food
148. conscientious
149. conservative
150. considerate
151. consistent
152. conspicuous
153. conspiracy theorist
154. constructive
155. contented
156. contrary
157. contrite
158. controlling
159. conventional
160. cool
161. cooperative
162. cosmopolitan
163. courageous
164. courteous
165. covetous
166. cowardly
167. crafty
168. cranky
169. creative
170. critical
171. cross
172. crude
173. cruel
174. crushed
175. culpable
176. cultured
177. cunning
178. curious
179. cynical
180. dainty
181. dangerous
182. daredevil
183. daring
184. dashing
185. dauntless
186. debonair
187. deceitful
188. decent
189. decisive
190. dedicated
191. defeated
192. deferential
193. defiant
194. delegates authority
195. deliberative
196. delicate
197. delighted
198. delusional about own skills
199. dependable
200. dependent
201. depraved
202. depressive
203. desirous
204. despairing
205. despicable
206. destructive
207. detached
208. detail-oriented
209. determined
210. develops close friendships
211. devout
212. dictatorial
213. diffident
214. dignified
215. diligent
216. diminished
217. diplomatic
218. direct
219. directionless
220. dirty
221. discerning
222. disciplined
223. discouraged
224. discreet
225. diseased
226. dishonest
227. disloyal
228. dismayed
229. disorganized
230. disparaging
231. disregards rules
232. disrespectful
233. dissatisfied
234. dissident
235. distant
236. distracted
237. distraught
238. distressed
239. distrustful
240. disturbed
241. divided
242. docile
243. does what is convenient
244. does what is necessary or right
245. dogmatic
246. dominant
247. domineering
248. doubtful
249. dowdy
250. downtrodden
251. dramatic
252. driven
253. drug addict
254. drunk
255. dubious
256. dull
257. dumb
258. dutiful
259. dynamic
260. eager
261. easily embarrassed
262. easily led
263. easily upset
264. easy
265. easy-going
266. eccentric
267. ecstatic
268. educated
269. efficient
270. egocentric
271. egotistical
272. electrified
273. eloquent
274. elusive
275. embittered
276. embraces change
277. emotional
278. emotionally stable
279. empathetic
280. empty
281. enchanted
282. encouraging
283. energetic
284. enigmatic
285. enjoys a good argument
286. enjoys a good brawl
287. enjoys a little friendly competition
288. enterprising
289. enthusiastic
290. entrepreneurial
291. envious
292. erratic
293. evil
294. exacting
295. exasperated
296. excessive
297. excitable
298. excited
299. exhausted
300. expedient
301. experimental
302. expert
303. expressive
304. extravagant
305. extraverted
306. exuberant
307. faces reality
308. facetious
309. failure
310. fair
311. faith in oneself
312. faith in others
313. faithful
314. fanatical
315. fanciful
316. fascinated
317. fast learner
318. fastidious
319. fatalistic
320. fatigued
321. fawning
322. fearful
323. fearless
324. feisty
325. fidgety
326. fierce
327. finicky
328. fitness fanatic
329. flamboyant
330. flexible
331. flippant
332. flirtatious
333. flustered
334. focused
335. follower
336. follows rules
337. foolhardy
338. foolish
339. forceful
340. forgiving
341. formal
342. forthright
343. fortunate
344. fragile
345. fragmented
346. frank
347. frazzled
348. free of guilt
349. free thinking
350. friendly
351. frightened
352. frigid
353. frugal
354. frustrated
355. fun to be around
356. fun-loving
357. funny
358. furious
359. garrulous
360. gaudy
361. generous
362. gentle
363. genuine
364. giddy
365. gives others their freedom
366. giving
367. glad
368. glamorous
369. gloomy
370. glum
371. glutton
372. gluttonous
373. good
374. good communicator
375. good listener
376. good-natured
377. good-spirited
378. graceful
379. gracious
380. grandiose
381. grateful
382. gratified
383. greedy
384. gregarious
385. grief
386. groovy
387. grotesque
388. grouchy
389. grounded
390. group-oriented
391. grumpy
392. guarded
393. guileless
394. guilt prone
395. guilty
396. gullible
397. haggard
398. happy
399. happy go lucky
400. hardworking
401. hardy
402. harried
403. harsh
404. has a vision for the future
405. has a weak constitution
406. has achieved many things in life
407. has clear goals
408. has good taste
409. hasn't achieved much in life
410. hassled
411. hateful
412. haughty
413. haunted by a ghost
414. heartbroken
415. heavenly
416. helpful
417. helpless
418. heroic
419. hesitant
420. high
421. high energy
422. high self-esteem
423. high social status
424. hobbyist
425. holy
426. homesick
427. honest
428. honorable
429. hopeful
430. hopeless
431. hospitable
432. humble
433. humorous
434. hypocritical
435. hysterical
436. ignorant
437. ignored
438. ill-bred
439. ill-will
440. imaginative
441. immaculate
442. immature
443. immodest
444. impartial
445. impatient
446. impeccable
447. impersonal
448. impolite
449. impoverished
450. impractical
451. impressed
452. improves self
453. impudent
454. impulsive
455. in harmony
456. inactive
457. incoherent
458. incompetent
459. inconsiderate
460. indecisive
461. independent
462. indifferent
463. indiscreet
464. individualistic
465. indulgent
466. industrious
467. inept
468. infantile
469. infatuated
470. informed
471. infuriated
472. inherited success
473. inhibited
474. inhumane
475. innocent
476. inquisitive
477. insane
478. insecure
479. insensitive
480. insightful
481. insipid
482. insistent
483. insolent
484. insouciant
485. inspired
486. insulting
487. intellectual
488. intelligent
489. interested
490. intimidated
491. intimidating
492. intolerant
493. intrepid
494. introspective
495. introverted
496. intuitive
497. inventive
498. involved
499. irresponsible
500. irreverent
501. irritable
502. isolated
503. jealous
504. jovial
505. joyous
506. judgmental
507. jumpy
508. just
509. keen
510. kind
511. knowledgeable
512. lackadaisical
513. laconic
514. languid
515. lascivious
516. lax
517. lazy
518. leaves things unfinished
519. lecherous
520. lethargic
521. liberal
522. licentious
523. likes people
524. lively
525. logical
526. lonely
527. longing
528. loquacious
529. love
530. lover, not a fighter
531. loving
532. low drive
533. low social status
534. loyal
535. loyal to boss
536. loyal to community
537. loyal to family
538. loyal to friends
539. lucky
540. lusty
541. macho
542. megalomaniac
543. malevolent
544. malicious
545. maniacal
546. manic
547. manipulative
548. mannered
549. masochistic
550. materialistic
551. mature
552. maudlin
553. mean
554. mean-spirited
555. melancholy
556. melodramatic
557. merciful
558. messy
559. meticulous
560. mischievous
561. miserable
562. miserly
563. modest
564. moody
565. moralistic
566. morbid
567. motivated
568. muddled goals
569. murderer
570. mysterious
571. mystical
572. naïve
573. narcissistic
574. nasty
575. natural leader
576. naughty
577. negligent
578. nervous
579. never gives up in the face of difficulty
580. nice
581. no-nonsense
582. noble
583. noisy
584. non-committing
585. nonchalant
586. nonconforming
587. nostalgic
588. obedient
589. obliging
590. oblivious
591. obnoxious
592. obscene
593. obsequious
594. observant
595. obsessed
596. obsessive about something
597. obstinate
598. open
599. open to change
600. open-minded
601. opinionated
602. opportunistic
603. oppositional
604. optimistic
605. organized
606. ornery
607. ostentatious
608. others can't be relied on
609. outgoing
610. outraged
611. outspoken
612. over wrought
613. overbearing
614. overconfident
615. overwhelmed
616. pampered
617. panicked
618. paranoid
619. participating
620. passionate
621. passive
622. patient
623. peaceful
624. pensive
625. perceptive
626. perfectionist
627. persecuted
628. persevering
629. persistent
630. personable
631. persuasive
632. pert
633. perverted
634. pessimistic
635. petrified
636. petty
637. petulant
638. philanthropic
639. picky
640. pious
641. pity
642. placid
643. pleasant
644. pleased
645. polished
646. polite
647. pompous
648. poor communicator
649. poor listener
650. popular
651. positive
652. possessed by a demon or evil spirit
653. power-hungry
654. practical
655. precise
656. pressured
657. presumptuous
658. pretentious
659. pretty
660. prim
661. private
662. productive
663. profane
664. professional demeanor
665. promiscuous
666. prosaic
667. prosperous
668. proud
669. prudent
670. psychopath
671. punctilious
672. punctual
673. pushy
674. puzzled
675. quarrelsome
676. quick
677. quiet
678. quirky
679. quitter
680. quixotic
681. radical
682. raging
683. rambunctious
684. rapturous
685. rash
686. rational
687. reactionary
688. realistic
689. reasonable
690. reasoning
691. rebellious
692. reckless
693. reclusive
694. refined
695. refreshed
696. rejected
697. rejects change
698. relaxed
699. relentless
700. reliable
701. relieved
702. religious
703. remorseful
704. remote
705. resentful
706. reserved
707. resilient
708. resolute
709. resourceful
710. respected in the community
711. respectful
712. respects experience
713. respects traditional ideas
714. responsible
715. restless
716. restrained
717. results-oriented
718. retiring
719. reverent
720. rewarded
721. righteous
722. rigid
723. risk averse
724. risk-taking
725. robust and healthy
726. rogue
727. romantic
728. rough
729. rowdy
730. rude
731. rule-bound
732. rule-conscious
733. ruthless
734. sad
735. sadistic
736. safe
737. saintly
738. sarcastic
739. sassy
740. satisfied
741. savvy
742. scared
743. scornful
744. screwed up
745. secretive
746. secure
747. sedate
748. seditious
749. sees the big picture
750. self-absorbed
751. self-assured
752. self-blaming
753. self-centered
754. self-confident
755. self-conscious
756. self-deprecating
757. self-directed
758. self-disciplined
759. self-doubting
760. self-effacing
761. self-indulgent
762. self-made
763. self-reliant
764. self-righteous
765. self-satisfied
766. self-sufficient
767. selfish
768. selfless
769. sense of duty
770. sensitive
771. sensual
772. sentimental
773. serene
774. serious
775. servile
776. settled
777. sexy
778. shallow
779. sheepish
780. shifty
781. shocked
782. short-tempered
783. shows initiative
784. shrewd
785. shy
786. silent
787. silly
788. simple
789. simple-minded
790. sincere
791. skeptical
792. skillful
793. sleazy
794. sloppy
795. slovenly
796. sluggish
797. sly
798. smart
799. sneaky
800. snobbish
801. sociable
802. socially bold
803. socially precise
804. soft
805. soft-spoken
806. solemn
807. solitary
808. solution-oriented
809. sophisticated
810. sorrowful
811. sour
812. spendthrift
813. spiritual
814. spiteful
815. spoiled
816. spontaneous
817. sports fan
818. squeamish
819. staid
820. startled
821. steadfast
822. steady
823. stern
824. stingy
825. stoic
826. stolid
827. straight-laced
828. straightforward
829. strange
830. stress free
831. stressed out
832. strict
833. strong nerves
834. stubborn
835. studious
836. stunned
837. stupefied
838. stupid
839. suave
840. submissive
841. subtle
842. successful in school
843. successful in work
844. suffering
845. sullen
846. supercilious
847. superstitious
848. supportive
849. sure
850. surly
851. suspicious
852. suspicious of strangers
853. sweet
854. sycophantic
855. sympathetic
856. taciturn
857. tactful
858. takes responsibility
859. talented
860. talkative
861. tasteful
862. telepathic
863. temperamental
864. temperate
865. tempted
866. tenacious
867. tender minded
868. tense
869. tentative
870. tenuous
871. terrible
872. terrified
873. thankful
874. thick skinned
875. thief
876. thoughtful
877. thoughtless
878. threatened
879. thrifty
880. thrillseeker
881. thwarted
882. time driven
883. timid
884. tired
885. tireless
886. toadying
887. tolerant
888. tolerates disorder
889. torpid
890. touchy
891. tough
892. tough-minded
893. traditional
894. traitorous
895. tranquil
896. treacherous
897. treasonous
898. tricky
899. tries to do everything
900. trivial
901. troubled
902. trusting
903. trustworthy
904. truthful
905. tyrannical
906. ugly
907. unapproachable
908. unassuming
909. unaware of own limitations
910. unclean
911. uncommunicative
912. unconditional
913. uncontrolled
914. unconventional
915. uncooperative
916. uncouth
917. undisciplined
918. uneasy
919. uneducated
920. unexacting
921. unfocused
922. unforgiving
923. unfriendly
924. ungrateful
925. unhelpful
926. uninhibited
927. unkind
928. unlucky
929. unmotivated
930. unprejudiced
931. unpretentious
932. unreasonable
933. unreliable
934. unruly
935. unscrupulous
936. unselfish
937. unsentimental
938. unsettled
939. unshakeable
940. unsuspecting
941. unsuspicious
942. unsympathetic
943. unworried
944. upset
945. useful
946. utilitarian
947. vain
948. valiant
949. valorous
950. values fair competition
951. values family
952. values hard work
953. values honesty
954. values material possessions
955. values money
956. values religion
957. vehement
958. vengeful
959. venturesome
960. verbose
961. versatile
962. veteran
963. vicious
964. vigilant
965. vindictive
966. violent
967. virtuous
968. vital
969. vivacious
970. vulgar
971. vulnerable
972. wanton
973. warlike
974. warm
975. warm-hearted
976. wary
977. wasteful
978. watchful
979. weak
980. weak nerves
981. wealthy
982. weepy
983. welcoming
984. well-groomed
985. whimsical
986. wholesome
987. wicked
988. willful
989. willpower
990. wise
991. withdrawn
992. witty
993. wonderful
994. works well under pressure
995. worldly
996. worried
997. worrying
998. worshipful
999. worships the devil
1000. zealous