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Warm-up Task:
Explain why you think each of the following personality traits is either positive or negative:

  • confident
  • bossy
  • humble
  • rude
  • dependable
  • energetic
  • emotional
  • optimistic

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ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Who are you?
  2. What is your best personality trait?
  3. What is your biggest fault? Are you trying to overcome it?
  4. Do people fall in love with good looks or with a great personality?
  5. Do you have a positive or negative attitude?
  6. Is it possible for a person to be too positive or too happy?
  7. What personality traits does a leader need?
  8. How does one person’s character affect the personalities of surrounding people? Are you influenced by people you know? Give an example.
  9. Do you try to be a friendly person? Why or why not?
  10. How are male and female personalities different?
  11. Do all people have a combination of good and bad characteristics? Or are some people all good or all bad? How about Mother Teresa? How about Adolf Hitler?
  12. What does ‘nice guys finish last‘ mean? Do you agree?
  13. Is your character similar to your mother or father’s character? In what ways are you like them and in what ways are you different?
  14. How does birth order affect personality? What qualities does a first-born child have? What about the last-born child in a big family? How about an only child?
  15. Do countries have personalities? What is the dominant personality of some countries you know? How about Canada? How about Italy?
  16. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Or somewhere in the middle?
  17. What is charisma? Do you know any charismatic people?
  18. Can people change their personality if they want to? Do you know anybody who has changed theirs?
  19. What is your blood type? Do you think personality is related to blood type?
  20. What is your star sign? What does it say about you?

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