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How would you describe your personality?

1 of 15 Compatibility Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on October 20th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know how you see yourself. Personality and character are two very different things. The interviewer is looking for more information on your traits vs. your integrity. Your answer should include buzzwords such as extroverted, energetic, and confident.

Professional Answer Examples
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"I would describe my personality as approachable, light-hearted, and positive. I believe that, if asked, my colleagues and supervisor would say the same about me."

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"I am quite, focused, and determined. You won't hear a lot from me unless I need you, but rest assured that I am working hard."

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"I am energized, focused and motivated to do my best. I always take the high road and treat my leaders, colleagues, and team with respect."

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"Great question! I describe my personality as exuberant, inventive, and intuitive. I have an uncanny ability to understand my clients' needs and a keen ability to build rapport with them."

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"I describe my personality as outgoing, adaptable, and capable of fitting into a multitude of situations. I can take on challenges like upselling and managing customer disputes."

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"As a sales professional, my personality lends itself well to a highly commissioned role such as this. I am persistent, resourceful, and sincere which my clients seem to like very much."

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"My personality is the same as my teaching style: actionable, considerate, and compassionate. Are these personality traits you are looking for in your next teacher?"

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"I would describe my personality as approachable, positive, and determined. I believe that, if asked, my current team would say the same about me."

Floral Designer
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"I would describe my personality as approachable, light hearted, and positive. I believe that, if asked, my colleagues and supervisor would say the same about me."

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"I would describe my personality as approachable, light-hearted, and positive. I believe that, if asked, my colleagues and students would say the same about me."

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"I would describe my personality as approachable yet firm, and positive. I believe that, if asked, my colleagues and supervisor would say the same about me."

Surveillance Operator
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"I'm mostly introverted, and I don't get bored easily. I tend to be quite detail oriented, so I notice things that other people might not. I'm also a positive person most of the time."

Home Health Aide
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"Three words that I would use to describe myself would be: Reliable, Honest, and Hard-Working. I say this because I truly do put my patients first. They can rely on me to work overtime when needed and I would never avoid work for my own self-gain."

Reading Teacher
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"I would describe myself as creative, patient and encouraging. I have been told from my peers, colleagues and students that these are, indeed, characteristics that I carry."

Substance Abuse Counselor
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"I would describe myself as being driven, meticulous and reliable."

Administrative Officer
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"I would describe my approach to work as focused, responsible, and organized. Once given a project or task, I like to figure out what the workflow will look like and decide which tools or resources I will need to engage in reaching my goals. My current boss has commented many times that she appreciates how I can keep myself and others focused on the task at hand."

Addiction Counselor
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"This job is rewarding to me in so many ways. More than anything, I am happy and thankful when I see someone who has been my client who actually goes through rehab and begins counseling and then chooses to stay in a life of sobriety free from drugs and alcohol. There have been times when some of my previous clients have stopped by or called just to tell me that they are ok and that they are living a clean life and how their lives have changed. This is one of the most rewarding feelings I have ever experienced."

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"I describe myself as energetic, insightful, and playful. I am energetic both outside of work and inside as I am always ready to get work done, I am insightful because I like to think hard about my work before getting started, and I am playful because I am always trying to find unique ways of writing that will surprise the readers and interest them."

Production Director
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"I would describe myself as witty, spontaneous, creative, humorous, and dedicated."

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 01/06/2017
Last modified on: 10/20/2019

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