What does personality mean?

Definitions for personalityˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word personality.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. personality(noun)

    the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual

    "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"

  2. personality(noun)

    a person of considerable prominence

    "she is a Hollywood personality"

GCIDE

  1. Personality(n.)

    A person who is famous or notable; a celebrity.

  2. Personality(n.)

    That which constitutes distinction of person; the externally evident aspects of the character or behavior of a person; individuality.

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. personnalit. Cf. Personality.]

Wiktionary

  1. personality(Noun)

    A set of qualities that make a person (or thing) distinct from another.

    The president has a unique personality.

  2. personality(Noun)

    An assumed role or manner of behavior.

  3. personality(Noun)

    A celebrity.

    Johnny Carson was a respected television personality.

  4. personality(Noun)

    Charisma, or qualities that make a person stand out from the crowd.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Personality(noun)

    that which constitutes distinction of person; individuality

  2. Personality(noun)

    something said or written which refers to the person, conduct, etc., of some individual, especially something of a disparaging or offensive nature; personal remarks; as, indulgence in personalities

  3. Personality(noun)

    that quality of a law which concerns the condition, state, and capacity of persons

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. personnalit. Cf. Personality.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Personality

    Behavior-response patterns that characterize the individual.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personality' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3376

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personality' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4112

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'personality' in Nouns Frequency: #1197

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of personality in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of personality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. South Australia:

    We're a known quantity, these personality-based political parties, like the Xenophon one, you don't know what you're getting. A political party based around a personality is not going to be particularly stable.

  2. Joel H. Hildebrand:

    The invention of IQ did a great disservice to creativity in education. ... Individuality, personality, originality, are too precious to be meddled with by amateur psychiatrists whose patterns for a 'wholesome personality' are inevitably their own.

  3. Emily Dickinson:

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.

  4. Ari Fleischer:

    It tells you about the president himself, presidents can hire funny speechwriters, but for the jokes to come off well, they have to really be reflective of the president's personality. Bush, in private and in public, had a self-mocking personality, self-deprecating, full of humor.

  5. John Oldham:

    They ca n’t tolerate to acknowledge that they’re the ones with Borderline Personality Disorder, so they blame others instead, borderline Personality Disorder’s virtually toxic for them to own that their rage and anger is not justified by another person, but actually coming from inside.

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