What is personality?

  • (noun): The complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual.
    Example: "Their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Personality

Personality is the particular combination of emotional, attitudinal, and behavioral response patterns of an individual. Different personality theorists present their own definitions of the word based on their theoretical positions. Psychologists such as Freud, and Erickson have attempted to come up with personality theories.

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Some articles on personality:

Petz - Breeding and Petz Genetics
... When two different breeds of Petz are bred together, the offspring will have the base personality of one parent (or ancestor) ... The base personality can be determined by the pet's eyes, their personality and behavior and how they pose if they are a dog ...
Kodandera Madappa Cariappa - Personality
... Apart from being a military man, Cariappa had insight about the status of the country ... He is quoted as saying, "In modern warfare, a large army is not sufficient, it needs industrial potential behind it ...
Plaza Sésamo - Notable Guest Stars
... Chamagol", footballer, Season 9 Andrea Legarreta, TV personality, season 10 Fernando Platas, athlete, season 10, in a "Plaza Olimpiadas" segment Adal ... Marco Antonio Regil, TV personality, season 9 Carlos Loret de Mola, TV personality, season 10 Adela Micha, TV personality, season 10 Antonio de Valdés, TV personality, season 10 Leticia Calderón, actress ...
Jean Metcalfe - Woman's Hour
... singer Vera Lynn, the irascible television personality Gilbert Harding, the song and dance man Frankie Vaughan, and the stiff-upper-lipped film actor Kenneth More ... The Daily Mail made her broadcasting personality of the year in 1955, and she won a Variety Club of Great Britain radio personality award in 1963 ...
Origins of The Modern Individual Personality
... The modern sense of individual personality is a result of the shifts in culture originating in the Renaissance, an essential element in modernity ...

More definitions of "personality":

  • (noun): A person of considerable prominence.
    Example: "She is a Hollywood personality"

Famous quotes containing the word personality:

    The great pines stand at a considerable distance from each other. Each tree grows alone, murmurs alone, thinks alone. They do not intrude upon each other. The Navajos are not much in the habit of giving or of asking help. Their language is not a communicative one, and they never attempt an interchange of personality in speech. Over their forests there is the same inexorable reserve. Each tree has its exalted power to bear.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    The monk in hiding himself from the world becomes not less than himself, not less of a person, but more of a person, more truly and perfectly himself: for his personality and individuality are perfected in their true order, the spiritual, interior order, of union with God, the principle of all perfection.
    Thomas Merton (1915–1968)

    It is in our interests to let the police and their employers go on believing that the Underground is a conspiracy, because it increases their paranoia and their inability to deal with what is really happening. As long as they look for ringleaders and documents they will miss their mark, which is that proportion of every personality which belongs in the Underground.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939)