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I am just trying to write a little piece about myself but sometimes struggle with conjugation. Is the correct tense present when describing myself?

i.e:

Creo que soy una persona muy independiente, pero un poco desordenada.

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  • It sounds perfectly fine.
    – fedorqui
    May 6, 2014 at 13:02

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Yes. Ser in the present indicative tense is the appropriate one.

Using any other tense would describe yourself in the past, or the future, or in a hypothetical situation (like in a fairy tale)

Estoy muy hablador would mean something like, I'm talking a lot... while

Soy muy hablador would mean, I talk a lot or more colloquially, I'm a talker

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  • thank you, in addition if I was talking about my mother could I write "mi madre es muy hablador"?
    – kay
    May 6, 2014 at 12:58
  • Correct, unless you were talking about your mother being a talkative person at a particular moment and not all the time, then you might say that your mother está muy hablador bit.ly/1sgebhI
    – dockeryZ
    May 6, 2014 at 15:01
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    "madre" is femenine, so you must match the gender: Mi madre es muy habladorA
    – rafabayona
    May 8, 2014 at 10:03
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Yes, you did it well.

If you need past you can use (yo era) or (yo he sido) and with future can be (yo seré)

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Yes, you are absolutely right. Spanish here has the same conventions as English.

When you are describing yourself in English, you use the present tense as well:

"I am very hardworking", "I am somewhat shy"

In Spanish, you use the same present tense:

"Soy muy trabajador", "Soy algo tímido"

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