personalism

[pur-suh-nl-iz-uh m]

noun

Also called personal idealism. a modern philosophical movement locating ultimate value and reality in persons, human or divine.
Psychology. an approach stressing individual personality as the central concern of psychology.

Nearby words

  1. personal stylist,
  2. personal trainer,
  3. personal watercraft,
  4. personal-opinion telegram,
  5. personalia,
  6. personality,
  7. personality cult,
  8. personality disorder,
  9. personality formation,
  10. personality inventory

Origin of personalism

First recorded in 1840–50; personal + -ism

Related formsper·son·al·ist, nounper·son·al·is·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for personalistic

personalism

noun

a philosophical movement that stresses the value of persons
an idiosyncratic mode of behaviour or expression
Derived Formspersonalistic, adjectivepersonalist, noun, adjective

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