1.) What kind of person would you describe yourself as?
I would describe myself as an easy-going person. I tend to be reserved at first but once I get to know you, I become more outgoing.
2.) Do you take after anyone in your family?
I take after my father. We both have a short-temper.
3.) What makes you most happy in your life?
When I'm stress free at home doing nothing, is when I am the happiest.
4.) What makes you the most sad in your life?
Monday mornings fill my life with sadness.
5.) Which situations cause you to feel most shy? Why?
Formal situations like weddings, and family reunions always make me feel shy and act awkward.
6.) What do you enjoy doing in your alone time?
I rarely have the opportunity to spend time with just myself. If given the chance, I love to listen to audio books and go for walks. I like to keep things as simple as possible.
7.) What do you enjoy doing when you are with your friends?
My friends and I are geeks. When we get together we play video games. We are not into manly things, like sports.
8.) What are you working on improving with regards to your personality?
I'm trying to be more open-minded. Many people tend to think I'm very conservative and narrow-minded. It has to do with my upbringing.
If these topic questions are too easy, try this:Cambridge Vocabulary for IELTS Advanced Band 6.5+ with Answers and Audio CD
1.) How would you describe your upbringing? Did it influence your personality?
I had a fairly normal childhood. However, my father was very strict and often enforced corporal punishment?
2.) What personality traits do you consider important in a friend? How about a boss?
I'd say an important quality a friend must have is they must have a good sense of humour and be lighthearted, whereas a boss must be serious and professional.
3.) Would you consider yourself more introverted or extroverted?
I definitely prefer spending time alone or with close friends. So, I'm definitely an introvert.
4.) Would you consider yourself optimistic or pessimistic about your future (glass half empty or glass half full)?
1.) Do you think birth order influences personality?
Being the second born son in my family, nothing I do garners the same attention or reaction as that of the families first born son. I live in the shadow of my older brother.
2.) Do you have any mannerisms or habits that others might have noticed about you.
I constantly bite my nails and twirl my hair when under stress, or in uncomfortable situations. It's something I'm working on.
3.) What is something that get's under your skin (slang: pisses you off)?
Although I was a smoker for half my life I cannot stand the smell of cigarettes. I cannot fathom how anyone would ever kiss an ashtray.
4.) How does your culture treat those who have awkward personalities? Do you work with any strange or unique people? Do you get along well?
Since Canada is a very multicultural country many people fall into the category of unique or strange. I think the word "strange" has a negative connotation when describing someone, but I do work with a few unique people. At first it was uncomfortable, but eventually they grew on me.
Match the words from column 1 with the best-suited answer in column 2.
|Column 1||Column 2|
|1.) easy-going||a.) resemble|
|2.) short-temper||b.) not very social or fashionable.|
|3.) take after||c.) childhood|
|4.) manly||d.) stubborn|
|5.) geek/nerd||e.) get angry easily|
|6.) upbringing||f.) gets along with everyone|
|7.) narrow-minded||g.) negative|
|8.) pessimistic||h.) quirk, habit, tic|
|9.) mannerisms||i.) starting to like more and more|
|10.) grew on me||j.) things men do|
1.) What do you want to take up this year?
2.) Who looked after you the most when growing up?
3.) Has anyone mentioned to you that you have some noticeable mannerisms?
4.) How was your childhood? Did you have a good upbringing?
5.) Who is more narrow-minded your mother or your father?
6.) What does the opposite sex do that you can't stand?
7.) How has your personality changed since you started a family?
8.) How has your personality changed since you became single?
9.) What qualities do you look for in a partner?
10.) How were you punished as a child? Did you have strict parents?
11.) Are you optimistic about your future?
12.) Who do you take after your mother or father?
13.) What characteristics are you trying to improve in your life?
1.) "take up": To start a new hobby.
"I was considering taking up a new hobby this summer."
2.) "look after": To protect or take care of.
"Growing up in Toronto, you have to learn how to look after yourself."