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[ pur-suh-nal-i-tee ]


, plural per·son·al·i·ties.
  1. the visible aspect of one's character as it impresses others:

    He has a pleasing personality.

  2. a person as an embodiment of a collection of qualities:

    He is a curious personality.

  3. Psychology.
    1. the sum total of the physical, mental, emotional, and social characteristics of an individual.
    2. the organized pattern of behavioral characteristics of the individual.
  4. the quality of being a person; existence as a self-conscious human being; personal identity.
  5. the essential character of a person.
  6. something apprehended as reflective of or analogous to a distinctive human personality, as the atmosphere of a place or thing:

    This house has a warm personality.

  7. a famous, notable, or prominent person; celebrity.
  8. application or reference to a particular person or particular persons, often in disparagement or hostility.
  9. a disparaging or offensive statement referring to a particular person:

    The political debate deteriorated into personalities.


/ ˌpɜːsəˈnælɪtɪ /


  1. 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


  1. The pattern of feelings, thoughts, and activities that distinguishes one person from another.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of personality1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English personalite, from Middle French, from Late Latin persōnālitās, from Latin persōnāl(is) personal + -itās -ity

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Example Sentences

The definition of a cult being “a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing, a cult of personality, surrounding the leaders.”

The negotiations between the city and the trust had stalled in part because of the personalities involved.

There’s plenty of personality here, starting with the Wrangler-like grille and headlights.

To achieve that, content creators need to appeal to their audiences like never before, working on building unique brand personalities, collaborating with Instagram influencers in favor of celebrities, and staying authentic above promotional.

Thereby, you can shout out to customers according to their personality, behavior, likes and dislikes, research and information, and previous liaisons with your business.

And, especially when it comes to the middle, personality counts.

“We won the war,” the Fox News personality proclaimed last week.

“He was an absolutely gray and insignificant personality,” says Kurnosova.

“I have a very disruptive personality for the industry,” he says.

The sharply tailored blazer and weighty jewelry that cling to her body hints at the dominant personality she possesses.

However, on reaching Spain, the magic of the Emperor's personality soon restored the vigour and prestige of the French arms.

It represents an engaging personality, in which vivacity and sensibility are distinctly indicated.

Jean Baptiste possessed great personality, and to be near one was to effect that one with it.

The new monarch, with his striking personality and good looks, at once captivated the hearts of his fickle Southern subjects.

She had expected personality, magnetism, as a compensation for nature's external economies.





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