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per·son·al·i·ty

 (pûr′sə-năl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. per·son·al·i·ties
1.
a. The totality of qualities and traits, as of character or behavior, that are peculiar to a specific person. See Synonyms at disposition.
b. The totality of behavioral traits that are peculiar to a specific nonhuman animal: a hyena with an assertive personality.
c. The totality of qualities that distinguish a group, organization, or place: The personality of the business changed dramatically over the years.
2. The collection of distinctive qualities of a person, especially those distinguishing personal characteristics that make one socially appealing: won the election more on personality than on capability.
3. The quality or condition of being a person.
4.
a. A person as the embodiment of distinctive traits of mind and behavior.
b. A person of prominence or notoriety: television personalities.
5. The distinctive characteristics of a place or situation: furnishings that give a room personality.
6. personalities An offensive or disparaging personal remark: Let's not engage in personalities.

[Middle English personalite, from Old French, from Late Latin persōnālitās, from Latin persōnālis, personal, from persōna, person; see person.]

personality

(ˌpɜːsəˈnælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Psychology) psychol the sum total of all the behavioural and mental characteristics by means of which an individual is recognized as being unique
2. the distinctive character of a person that makes him socially attractive: a salesman needs a lot of personality.
3. a well-known person in a certain field, such as sport or entertainment
4. a remarkable person: the old fellow is a real personality.
5. the quality of being a unique person
6. the distinctive atmosphere of a place or situation
7. (often plural) a personal remark

per•son•al•i•ty

(ˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the visible aspect of one's character as it impresses others.
2. a person as an embodiment of a collection of qualities.
3.
a. the sum total of the physical, mental, emotional, and social characteristics of an individual.
b. the organized pattern of behavioral characteristics of the individual.
4. the quality of being a person; personal existence or identity.
5. something apprehended as analogous to a human personality, as the atmosphere of a place.
6. a famous or prominent person.
7. Usu. personalities. a disparaging or offensive personal remark.
[1350–1400; Middle English personalite (< Middle French) < Late Latin persōnālitās. See personal, -ity]
syn: See character.

personality

  • anima, persona - Anima is Carl Jung's term for the inner part of the personality, or character, as opposed to the persona, or outer part.
  • anima, animus - Anima is the source of the female part of personality and animus is the source of the male part.
  • anthropomorphism - The ascription of a human attribute or personality to anything impersonal or irrational.
  • personality - First referred to the quality of being a person and not a thing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.personality - the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individualpersonality - 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"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
identity, personal identity, individuality - the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
personableness - the complex of attributes that make a person socially attractive
anal personality, anal retentive personality - (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training)
genital personality - (psychoanalysis) the mature personality which is not dominated by infantile pleasure drives
narcissistic personality - personality marked by self-love and self-absorption; unrealistic views about your own qualities and little regard for others
obsessive-compulsive personality - personality characterized by a strong need to repeat certain acts or rituals
oral personality - (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized either by generous optimism or aggressive and ambitious selfishness; formed in early childhood by fixation during the oral stage of development
character, fibre, fiber - the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
nature - the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"
2.personality - a person of considerable prominence; "she is a Hollywood personality"
celebrity, famous person - a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity"

personality

noun
1. nature, character, make-up, identity, temper, traits, temperament, psyche, disposition, individuality She has such a kind, friendly personality.
2. character, charm, attraction, charisma, attractiveness, dynamism, magnetism, pleasantness, likableness or likeableness a woman of great personality and charm
3. celebrity, star, big name, notable, household name, famous name, celeb (informal), personage, megastar (informal), well-known face, well-known person a radio and television personality

personality

noun
1. The combination of emotional, intellectual, and moral qualities that distinguishes an individual:
2. A famous person:
Informal: big name.
Translations
شَخْصِيَّةٌشَخصِيَّة مَعْروفَهشَخْصِيَّه
osobnostosobitost
personlighedkarakter
persoonallisuushenkilöluonne
osobnost
egyéniségkarizmaszemélyi kultuszszemélyiség
個性
성격
personalitate
osobitosť
osebnost
personlighet
บุคลิกลักษณะ
kişiliktanınmış kişigüçlü karakter
cá tính

personality

[ˌpɜːsəˈnælɪtɪ]
A. N
1. (= nature) → personalidad f
she reached the top through sheer force of personalityalcanzó la cima simplemente gracias a su fuerte personalidad
see also dual B
see also multiple C
see also split E
2. (= charisma) → personalidad f
a woman of great personalityuna mujer de gran personalidad
some people find him lacking in personalityalgunos encuentran que le falta personalidad
3. (= celebrity) → figura f, personalidad f
politicians and other prominent personalitiespolíticos mpl y otras prominentes figuras or personalidades
a well-known TV personalityuna conocida figura de la TV
a sports or sporting personalityuna figura de los deportes
4. (= remarkable person) → personaje m
the old fellow is a real personalityel viejo es todo un personaje
5. personalities (= personal remarks) → personalismos mpl
the debate degenerated into personalitiesel debate degeneró y se entró en personalismos
B. CPD personality clash Nincompatibilidad f de caracteres
personality cult Nculto m a la personalidad
personality disorder Ntrastornos mpl mentales
personality test Ntest m psicotécnico
personality trait Nrasgo m de personalidad

personality

[ˌpɜːrsəˈnælɪti]
n
(= character) → personnalité f
[celebrity] → personnalité f
modif [trait, type] → de personnalité personality testpersonality clash nconflit m de personnalitéspersonality cult nculte m de la personnalitépersonality disorder ntroubles mpl de la personnalitépersonality test ntest m de personnalité

personality

n
(= character, person)Persönlichkeit f; personality developmentPersönlichkeitsentfaltung f
(= personal remark) let’s keep personalities out of thislassen wir persönliche Dinge aus dem Spiel

personality

[ˌpɜːsəˈnælɪtɪ] n (nature) → personalità f inv (famous person) → personalità, personaggio
let's not indulge in personalities → lasciamo da parte i commenti personali

person

(ˈpəːsn) plural people (ˈpiːpl) ˈpersons noun
1. a human being. There's a person outside who wants to speak to you.
2. a person's body. He never carried money on his person (= with him; in his pockets etc).
ˈpersonal adjective
1. one's own. This is his personal opinion; The matter will have my personal attention.
2. private. This is a personal matter between him and me.
3. in person. The Prime Minister will make a personal appearance.
4. (making remarks which are) insulting, especially about a person's appearance etc. personal remarks; Don't be personal!
ˌpersoˈnalityplural persoˈnalities noun
1. a person's characteristics (of the mind, the emotions etc) as a whole. a likeable / forceful (= strong) personality.
2. strong, distinctive (usually attractive) character. She is not beautiful but she has a lot of personality.
3. a well-known person. a television personality; (also adjective) a personality cult (= very great, usually too great, admiration for a person, usually a political leader).
ˈpersonally adverb
1. in one's own opinion. Personally, I prefer the other.
2. doing something oneself, not having or letting someone else do it on one's behalf. He thanked me personally.
ˌpersonal comˈputer noun
(also PC) a small computer that can be used independently by an individual user for word-processing, games, e-mail, storage of information. etc.
personal pronoun
a pronoun which refers to the first, second or third persons. I am going; He hit her; She saw you.
ˌpersonal ˈstereo noun
(also Walkman®) a small (radio and) cassette player with headphones that enables the person wearing it to listen to music while walking etc.
ˌpersonal ˌwatercraft noun
a small boat for one or two people that is ridden like a motorcycle.
in person
personally; one's self, not represented by someone else. The Queen was there in person; I'd like to thank him in person.

personality

شَخْصِيَّةٌ osobnost personlighed Persönlichkeit προσωπικότητα personalidad persoonallisuus personnalité osobnost personalità 個性 성격 persoonlijkheid personlighet osobowość personalidade личность personlighet บุคลิกลักษณะ kişilik cá tính 人格

per·son·al·i·ty

n. personalidad, rasgos, características y conducta individual que distinguen a una persona de otras;
anal ______ anal;
antisocial______ antisocial;
authoritarian ______ autoritario;
compulsive ______ compulsiva;
extroverted ______ extrovertida;
introverted ______ introvertida;
neurotic ______ neurótica;
paranoid ______ paranoica;
psychopathic ______ psicopática;
split ______ desdoblada;
schizoid ______ esquizoide.

personality

n (pl -ties) personalidad f; type A — personalidad tipo A
References in classic literature ?
In the presence of George Willard, Wing Bid- dlebaum, who for twenty years had been the town mystery, lost something of his timidity, and his shadowy personality, submerged in a sea of doubts, came forth to look at the world.
She was there, in the full vigour of her personality, battered but not diminished, looking at me, speaking to me in the husky, breathy voice I remembered so well.
In the midst of the personified impersonal, a personality stands here.
And now was one to believe that there was nowhere a god of hogs, to whom this hog personality was precious, to whom these hog squeals and agonies had a meaning?
Nature is a personality so vast and universal that we have never seen one of her features.
I strode onward from the Schwarenback hostelry a changed man, a reorganized personality.
The words of some people might generally be written with a minus sign after them, the minus meaning that the personality of the speaker subtracted from, rather than added to, their weight; but Rebecca's words might always have borne the plus sign.
In any of the burial-places of this city through which I pass, is there a sleeper more inscrutable than its busy inhabitants are, in their innermost personality, to me, or than I am to them?
This view of Marner's personality was not without another ground than his pale face and unexampled eyes; for Jem Rodney, the mole-catcher, averred that one evening as he was returning homeward, he saw Silas Marner leaning against a stile with a heavy bag on his back, instead of resting the bag on the stile as a man in his senses would have done; and that, on coming up to him, he saw that Marner's eyes were set like a dead man's, and he spoke to him, and shook him, and his limbs were stiff, and his hands clutched the bag as if they'd been made of iron; but just as he had made up his mind that the weaver was dead, he came all right again, like, as you might say, in the winking of an eye, and said "Good-night", and walked off.
Not without reason, for, like any really charming personality, she was very difficult to picture.
I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.
Pedro Gailhard, the former manager of the Opera, to keep his secret regarding the extremely interesting and useful personality of the wandering, cloaked shade which, while condemning itself to live in the cellars of the Opera, rendered such immense services to those who, on gala evenings, for instance, venture to stray away from the stage.