English job applications personality body language

Using your posture and body only, mime one of the personality and feeling words below and see if your partner can guess which one it is:

 

 

Nervous

 

Confident

 

 

Arrogant

 

 

Slack/ lazy

 

 

Strong

 

 

Weak

 

Indecisive

 

Aggressive

 

Stubborn

 

 

Impatient

 

 

Alert

 

Shifty/ lying

 

Restless

 

 

Relaxed

 

Energetic

 

 

Shy

 

 

Obsessive

 

 

Expressive

 

Passionate

 

Embarrassed

 

Do the same with your handshake, with your walk as you come into the room and with your voice during your initial greetings when you meet the interviewers.

 

Which words above are negative?

 

What about these words below?

Impulsive                                        Creative                                          Perfectionist

Ambitious                                        A party animal                  Old-fashioned

Persuasive                                      Determined                       Forceful

Amusing                                         Loud                                  Unpunctual

Easily annoyed                               Outgoing                           Short-tempered

Careless                                                        Clumsy                              Independent

Cynical/ sarcastic                            Domineering                     Boastful

Adaptable/ flexible                          Single-minded                   Adventurous

Thrill-seeking                                 Thick skinned                   Conservative

Snobbish

Which words from the two lists above are best to say when the interviewer asks you for your faults?

 

How can you make the answer into a full sentence?

 

How can you use these words in your answer?

One the one hand/ on the other hand

Although…

… However,…

While it is true that…

Even though,…

 

Make full sentences to explain why the negative personality trait your partner chooses for you is not such a bad thing.

 

Which of the positive adjectives are best to say for your strengths? How can you give a concrete example for each one? Which jobs are those positive adjectives most useful for?

 

Give the top three and worst three personality words for a particular job you are thinking of, and see if your partner can guess what the job is.

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PDF version for easy printing: JobsPersonalityBody

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