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:

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 ...
Jean Metcalfe - Woman's Hour
... 'forces sweetheart' 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 ...
Plaza Sésamo - Notable Guest Stars
... González "Chamagol", footballer, Season 9 Andrea Legarreta, TV personality, season 10 Fernando Platas, athlete, season 10, in a "Plaza Olimpiadas" segment Adal Ramones, comedian, season 9 season ... 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 ...
Petz - Breeding and Petz Genetics
... 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 ...

More definitions of "personality":

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

Famous quotes containing the word personality:

    It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.
    Elsie De Wolfe (1865–1950)

    India is an abstraction.... India is no more a political personality than Europe. India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
    Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

    The child begins life as a pleasure-seeking animal; his infantile personality is organized around his own appetites and his own body. In the course of his rearing the goal of exclusive pleasure seeking must be modified drastically, the fundamental urges must be subject to the dictates of conscience and society, urges must be capable of postponement and in some instances of renunciation completely.
    Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)