What does personality mean?

Definitions for personality
ˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ tiper·son·al·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. personalitynoun

    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. personalitynoun

    a person of considerable prominence

    "she is a Hollywood personality"

GCIDE

  1. Personalitynoun

    A person who is famous or notable; a celebrity.

  2. Personalitynoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. personalitynoun

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

    The president has a unique personality.

  2. personalitynoun

    An assumed role or manner of behavior.

  3. personalitynoun

    A celebrity.

    Johnny Carson was a respected television personality.

  4. personalitynoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Personalitynoun

    The existence or individuality of any one.

    Etymology: from personal.

    Person belongs only to intelligent agents, capable of a law, and happiness and misery: this personality extends itself beyond present existence to what is past, only by consciousness, whereby it imputes to itself past actions, just upon the same ground that it does the present. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. Personality

    Personality is the characteristic sets of behaviors, cognitions, and emotional patterns that are formed from biological and environmental factors, and which change over time. While there is no generally agreed-upon definition of personality, most theories focus on motivation and psychological interactions with the environment one is surrounded by. Trait-based personality theories, such as those defined by Raymond Cattell, define personality as traits that predict an individual's behavior. On the other hand, more behaviorally-based approaches define personality through learning and habits. Nevertheless, most theories view personality as relatively stable.The study of the psychology of personality, called personality psychology, attempts to explain the tendencies that underlie differences in behavior. Psychologists have taken many different approaches to the study of personality, including biological, cognitive, learning, and trait-based theories, as well as psychodynamic, and humanistic approaches. The various approaches used to study personality today reflect the influence of the first theorists in the field, a group that includes Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, Gordon Allport, Hans Eysenck, Abraham Maslow, and Carl Rogers.

ChatGPT

  1. personality

    Personality refers to the unique set of characteristics, traits, behaviors, and patterns that define an individual and differentiate them from others. These can include attitudes, habits, emotional responses, interpersonal skills, interests, and personal values. Personality is believed to be influenced by various factors, including genetics, environment, and life experiences, and remains relatively consistent throughout a person's life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Personalitynoun

    that which constitutes distinction of person; individuality

  2. Personalitynoun

    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. Personalitynoun

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

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

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Personality

    Behavior-response patterns that characterize the individual.

Editors Contribution

  1. personality

    The qualities of a person.

    Her personality was loving, kind, caring, empathetic, gentle, calm and much more.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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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

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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

Examples of personality in a Sentence

  1. Michael Maoz:

    Personality is not a factor, marc Benioff is a consummate professional and fits in with world leaders, never mind software leaders.

  2. Joe Heron:

    We really wanted to be in the heart of American distilling, our reference points are much more American whiskey and American music. We wanted to infuse brandy with the character and personality of American whiskey.

  3. Richard Jones:

    That’s what I connect with, [Halyna and Sarah] sounded so similar in personality. They were vibrant, energetic, always smiling and just a force of positive energy. You could just tell from the people that they came in contact with – what a positive difference they made in their lives. We have more work to do.

  4. Maria Siemionow:

    She's a very powerful personality to actually share her experience to help others.

  5. Joel Berry:

    It's just an unbelievable feeling, it's what we've worked for. The ups and downs that we've had, it's all worth it. I can't even describe my feeling right now, but I'm just glad that I was able to do something with this team because I felt like, just the personality and what we went through, and I think we just deserved it.

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