What does personality mean?

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

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

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.

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  

Matched Categories

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

How to pronounce personality?

How to say personality in sign language?

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. Will Wyatt:

    He is certainly the major personality in it and a huge part of its appeal.

  2. Karen Uyar:

    He’s doing really well. He was very quiet when I first picked him up. He had obviously had a rough couple of days. But within an hour he was back to his same personality, [He]’s doing awesome. He’s being a typical almost 3-year-old.

  3. Paul Hynek:

    Hehas a very loud personality.

  4. Policesay Vandagriff:

    He's never one you would picture to have a violent bone in his body, he works as a personal trainer and a bartender and always had that personality of that super social super talk to anybody, go to the bar, talk to any girl, pick up any girl, whatever. Bryant worked as a bartender at UrbanCowboySaloon, a gay bar in Fort Worth. He was fired after he didn't show up for work on Sunday. GrapevinePoliceand the FBI, dressed in hazmat suits, searched for evidence at Bryan’s home. Police confirmed to FOX 4 they found Vandagriff's purse in a trash can in front of his house. Bryant is charged with a charge of capital murder, which is a capital felony.

  5. Ari Vatanen:

    You can't change your nature, your character. Your driving style is like your handwriting. It tells a lot about your personality.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

personality#1#5611#10000

Translations for personality

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for personality »

Translation

Find a translation for the personality definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"personality." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 8 Feb. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/personality>.

Discuss these personality definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for personality? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    personality

    Credit »

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
    • A. plush
    • B. dependable
    • C. alternate
    • D. urban

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for personality: