A person description is a snapshot of who you are. It describes you as a person. It covers a lot of information about you in a short paragraph or two. Some topics it might cover are
- Are you male or female?
- Do you live alone or with your family?
- Do you go to work?
- Do you go to school?
- What do you do for recreation?
- What are your likes and dislikes?
- What is your disability?
- What help do you need?
It can help you in several ways. You can use it to describe yourself when you interview people. A prepared person description lets you present a clear, organized picture of yourself.
Sample Person Description
I am a 37 year-old woman who was injured in an accident. My life is full and active. I work part-time five days a week as a medical researcher, a job I love. In addition, I serve on a community board that meets once a month. I have season tickets to the symphony, the opera and the community theater company.
My friends are important to me so I entertain at home at least three times a month and I meet them for movies or dinner three times a month. I collect miniature animals and study Tarot.
My kitty is a character and has the run of the house. That translates to lots of furry dust bunnies on the floors and cat fur on the furniture. Still, I like to have my house sparkling clean.
My most important needs are personal care and getting me up, dressed and undressed daily and general housecleaning and laundry.
Another Sample Person Description
I am a 21-year old college student majoring in political science. I probably will go on to law school. I live in an apartment within two blocks of the campus.
I enjoy playing cards, chess, and talking with my buddies. We get together a couple of times a week to do these things and drink a little beer. We also go to all of the sporting events. We are definitely party animals.
My passion is oil painting. But no one knows I do this. I keep my paints and paintings hidden.
When I was twelve I developed a condition that left me very weak. I cannot lift much more than a quart of milk. I use a wheelchair to get around, but I can walk short distances. I mostly need help with laundry and housecleaning.