Definition of people person in US English:

people person

noun

informal
  • A person who enjoys or is particularly good at interacting with others.

    • ‘When you know that you are not a people person, you avoid situations which may cause you to come into contact with way too many people at once.’
    • ‘Susan was a people person, always willing to help anyone.’
    • ‘Back in the mists of my early twenties, when I was still a weddings and funerals organist, I was routinely put on and taken off various other church rosters, during which I at least learned the limit of the extent to which I'm a people person.’
    • ‘‘Superintendents need to learn to be people persons,’ he explains.’
    • ‘The dynamic leaders that will exist in this new age are leaders who are primarily focused as people persons who will harness the creative power of their organisations and foster an ethos of hope and belonging.’
    • ‘Now, I think tonight's format, because the president is such a people person - tonight's format was one that really helped the president's personality shine.’
    • ‘She seemed so together, so organised - such a people person.’
    • ‘He is a great motivator and a real people person, who is more than happy to inspire other people in order to help them realise and achieve their dreams in life.’
    • ‘But when it comes right down to it, I'm just really not a people person.’
    • ‘I'm also a people person and like managing events,’ she said.’
    • ‘Well, I can see how someone would say that, but I have always been a people person.’
    • ‘I'm not much of a people person, and not much of a talker.’
    • ‘She was a risk-taker, a people person, one of those people who walked into the room and captured attention because there was an energy that came from her.’
    • ‘He was not a people person, though his work enriched the lives of many, as he worked in the scientific field of discovering vaccines for tropical diseases.’
    • ‘I am a people person and I would like to work with the public.’
    • ‘He is a people person - you can tell he just loves people.’
    • ‘You have to be a people person who enjoys constant contact with customers.’
    • ‘Plus I'm a people person and I like being overseas,’ he laughs.’
    • ‘I'm a people person and the biggest buzz for me is seeing a customer who is delighted by what they buy from us.’
    • ‘Some of you have been reading long enough to know I'm a real people person.’

Pronunciation

people person

/ˈpipəl ˈpərsn/