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in•di•vid•u•al•i•ty(ˌɪn dəˌvɪdʒ uˈæl ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
bag Personal style; special interest or point of view; manner of playing jazz. Bag was originally a jazz term referring to a particular musical conception, style, attack, etc. By extension, it came to be applied to any aspect of a person’s characteristic style, such as one’s values, interests, motivations, or actions. It is probably an abbreviation of bag of tricks.
I dig everything about this lady, but what was her bag? (B. B. Johnson, Death of a Blue-Eyed Soul Brother, 1970)
See also bag of tricks, PLOY.
the cut of one’s jib One’s outward appearance or manner, a person’s characteristic demeanor or countenance; often in the phrases to like or dislike the cut of one’s jib. This expression, which dates from at least 1823, is of nautical origin. A jib is a triangular foresail by which sailors formerly identified the nationality of passing ships and thus recognized them as friend or foe.
a fine Italian hand A distinctive or characteristic style; subtle craftiness. The literal Italian hand is the graceful penmanship which replaced the heavy Gothic script of northern Europe in the 17th century, and is now used throughout Western Europe and America. Figuratively, a fine Italian hand may refer to that characteristic or distinguishing quality of an object or work of art which identifies its creator. In its more negative sense, however, this expression describes a cunning scheme in which the plotter’s identity is revealed through his subtle yet intrinsic design.
hallmark See GENUINENESS.
|Noun||1.||individuality - the quality of being individual; "so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"|
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
singularity, uniqueness - the quality of being one of a kind; "that singularity distinguished him from all his companions"
|2.||individuality - the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"|
personality - 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"
gender identity - your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence
identification - the attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)
personhood - being a person; "finding her own personhood as a campus activist"