Vocabulary for competitive exams | Personality types

All of us are unique in one way or another. Here are ten personality types.

Egoist

An egoist is a person who is only interested in self-advancement. He is selfish and greedy.

Egotist

An egotist is boastful. He is only interested in talking about his own accomplishments.

Altruist

An altruist is interested in the welfare of others.

Introvert

An introvert is shy and quiet and may often come across as unhappy and moody. He prefers solitude and does not enjoy the company of a crowd.

Extrovert

An extrovert has no inhibitions. He never worries about the effects of his actions and is full of high spirits. Extroverts have a genuine interest in other people’s problems and enjoy their company. Their thoughts and personality are turned outwards.

Ambivert

An ambivert has both extroverted and introverted tendencies.

Misanthrope

A misanthrope hates people. He is cynical, suspicious and embittered.

Misogynist

A misogynist hates all women.

Misogamist

A misogamist does not believe in the institution of marriage.

Ascetic

An ascetic does not pursue pleasures of the flesh. He believes that abstinence from worldly pleasures will eventually lead to spiritual perfection.

Exercise

Test your understanding of these words with this simple exercise.

Complete the given sentences.

1. A person who leads a lonely, austere life ………………………….

2. One who is very selfish …………………….

3. A person whose thoughts are always turned outwards …………………….

4. A conceited person …………………………

5. A person whose main concern is ensuring the welfare of others ……………………….

Answers

1. Ascetic; 2. Egoist; 3. Extrovert; 4. Egotist; 5. Altruist

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