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Opportunistic

Using situations for own benefit

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Methodical

Systematic, careful

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Chauvinistic

Too patriotic

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Get carried away

Become too excited and lose control

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Obliging

Ready to help

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Superficial

Not caring about serious things

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Insecure

Not confident, uncertain about your own abilities

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Perfectionist

Someone who is not satisfied if things are not 100% perfect

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Tactless

Inclined to say things that upset or offend people

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Intuitive

Understanding instinctively

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Diligent

Hard-working

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Placid

Calm, does not easily become excited or angry

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Magnetic personality

Personality that attracts people to you

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Distrustful

Not trusting, suspicious of others

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Shrewd

Having good judgement

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Supportive

Gives help or encouragement

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Extravagant

Spends too much money or uses too much of something

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Down-to-earth

Practical and sensible

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Altruistic

Thinking of others rather than yourself

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Morose

Gloomy, unhappy, annoyed and unwilling to speak or smile

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Shaped-tongued

Inclined to speak in a severe and critical way

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Naive

Without enough experience of life, trusting too easily

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Unstinting

Generous

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Astute

Clever and quick to see how to take advantage of a situation

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Cunning / sly

Clever in a negative way

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Dogged / resolute

Very determined to do something, even if it is very difficult

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Obstinate

Unreasonably determined, especially to act in a particular way and not to change at all, despite what anyone else says

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Sober

Serious and calm

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Sullen

Angry and unwilling to smile or be pleasant to people

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Frugal / thrifty

Careful when using money

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Parsimonious

Stingy

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Witty / pithy

Expressing an idea cleverly in a few words

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Unscrupulous

Behaving in a way that is dishonest or unfair in order to get what you want

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Unprincipled

Having and showing no moral rules

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Dogmatic

Inflexible

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Garrulous / verbose

Having the habit of talking a lot, especially things which are not important