What Are Some Metaphors to Describe Personality?

Some metaphors to describe personality could involve referring to people as the type of animals that their behavior resembles, such as a pig for messy people or a dragon for angry or harsh people. Describing someone’s personality as “bubbly” is generally taken to mean that they are enthusiastic or fun to be around.

Personalities can also be likened to inanimate objects, which is particularly effective for describing sedentary or emotionless people, as in the case of a “couch potato” or a “rock” respectively.

The words “cold” and “distant” are often used as metaphors for personality, both of which are widely understood to mean that a person is emotionally aloof.