personality

Definitions

  • Running antelope. Personal totem
    Running antelope. Personal totem
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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"
    • n personality a person of considerable prominence "she is a Hollywood personality"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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PERSONALLY ACQUAINTED WITH SIX AMERICANS PERSONALLY ACQUAINTED WITH SIX AMERICANS
THE PERSONAL EQUATION THE PERSONAL EQUATION
A person walks towards the hermit's dwelling A person walks towards the hermit's dwelling
A person is being carried in a sedan chair A person is being carried in a sedan chair
Text: THE CHILLY PRESENCE OF HARD-HEADED PERSONS Text: THE CHILLY PRESENCE OF HARD-HEADED PERSONS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every person has a unique tongue print
    • Personality A person who is famous or notable; a celebrity.
    • Personality Something said or written which refers to the person, conduct, etc., of some individual, especially something of a disparaging or offensive nature; personal remarks; as, indulgence in personalities . "Sharp personalities were exchanged."
    • Personality (Law) That quality of a law which concerns the condition, state, and capacity of persons.
    • Personality That which constitutes distinction of person; the externally evident aspects of the character or behavior of a person; individuality. "Personality is individuality existing in itself, but with a nature as a ground."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing
    • n personality The essential character of a person as distinguished from a thing; self-consciousness; existence as a self-conscious being; also, personal qualities or endowments considered collectively; a person. As a philosophical term personality commonly implies personal identity. See personal.
    • n personality A personal characteristic or trait.
    • n personality Limitation to particular persons or classes.
    • n personality Direct applicability or application, as of a remark, an allusion, etc., to a person or individual: as, the personality of a remark.
    • n personality An invidious or dreogatory remark made to or about a person, or his character, conduct, appearance, etc.: as, to indulge in personalities.
    • n personality In law, personal estate. In this sense usually personalty.
    • n personality in abnormal psychology, a group of experiences, split off or dissociated from the normal or primary personality of an individual, which become systematized and organized, and thus constitute a second, third, etc., independent (though imperfect) personality, appearing in alternation with the normal. The phenomena are sometimes termed those of double (triple, etc.) consciousness, or of double (triple, multiple) personality.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes
    • Personality that which distinguishes a person from a thing, or one person from another: individuality: a derogatory remark or reflection directly applied to a person—esp. in pl. Personal′ities
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Quotations

  • James A. Froude
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    “A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.”
  • Walter Benjamin
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    “The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.”
  • Francis Quarles
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    “The average person's ear weighs what you are, not what you were.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “I'm a romantic -- a sentimental person thinks things will last -- a romantic person hopes against hope that they won t.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin.”
  • Ursula K. LeGuin
    Ursula K. LeGuin
    “What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?”

Idioms

People person - Someone who enjoys interacting with people as part of their job
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. personnalité,. Cf. Personality
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. persōna, a player's mask, perh. from persŏnāre, -ātumper, through, sonāre, to sound.

Usage

In literature:

The person who gave the concert was also the person who taught music to his half-sisters.
"Heart and Science" by Wilkie Collins
Thieves not able to make restitution for their thefts, were sold for the benefit of the injured person.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
It was only necessary for him to be the enemy of any person, to insure that person's being safe against the reach of misfortune.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
The Pandavas never forsake the person that soliciteth their protection, and yet they abandoned me who solicited it!
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Upward of thirty persons were killed or wounded in the affair.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
But, O best of regenerate ones, the anger that a person cherishes is the greatest of foes which that person hath.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
But it is clear that he wrote accounts of his voyages, which were printed and read by many persons.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
It draws other persons and things to you; and you to other persons and things.
"Clairvoyance and Occult Powers" by Swami Panchadasi
Their personal contact was the beginning of their service.
"Quiet Talks on Service" by S. D. Gordon
The management of every place has its personal preferences, not based on efficiency.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
And then that of which the Church is made up, men and women; I mean the power of personality, developed and consecrated personality.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
Mrs. Griffin appeared to be much affected at her character being thus stained by the fictions of idle suspicions of silly mischievous persons.
"Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences" by Arthur L. Hayward
By now he knew every man by name, and he addressed each personally.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
As before, a person could also be brought to trial by the accusation of the person wronged.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
For instance, only four persons were sent directly to libraries by persons employed therein.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
She was a fearless person and the threat of personal ill-health would not have daunted her.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
It was not an introduction to the subject, its purpose was personal.
"The Gentle Reader" by Samuel McChord Crothers
A third Cause is drinking cold Water, when a Person is extremely hot.
"Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health" by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
Is it a doubling of her personality?
"Mysterious Psychic Forces" by Camille Flammarion
There are specific good reasons for the usual attribution of acts to the person from whom they immediately proceed.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey
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In poetry:

CYPRIAN. Faith, zeal, courage, all possess me:
For if life must be the ransom
Of my slavery to the devil,
He who gave his soul for thee,
Will he not give God his person?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
O let us still each blessed Person praise,
Which in the sacred Trinity is found,
So ready, ever since old Adam's days,
To bring men's souls to heav'n from hell profound.
"Adam's Race" by Rees Prichard
There was an Old Person of Prague,
Who was suddenly seized with the Plague;
But they gave his some butter,
Which caused him to mutter,
And cured that Old Person of Prague.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person of Prague" by Edward Lear
People wondered why Harley
Sane ‘Wae’s me for Prince Charlie.’
‘It is childish’, they said, ‘to mourn
For a person not yet born.’
Robert Harley Earl of Oxford
"Clerihew – Harley" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Catch me confiding my person with strangers!
Think how the cowardly Bull-Runners ran!
In the brigade of the Stay-at-Home Rangers
Marches my corps, says the sweet little man.
"The Sweet Little Man" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
There was an old person of Paxo
Which complained when the fleas bit his back so,
But they gave him a chair
And impelled him to swear,
Which relieved that old person of Paxo.
"Limerick: There was an old person of Paxo" by Edward Lear

In news:

"Person to Person" preview: Alicia Keys.
After receiving her personal training certification from NETA, Foss began offering personal training services at Anytime Fitness of New Ulm in 2010.
If one person tries to lock another person out and two people own the prop...
See our list of seven gifts that allow you to show a personal touch, without getting too personal.
"Person to Person" with George Clooney.
"Person to Person" with Warren Buffett.
"Person to Person": George Clooney outtakes.
"Person to Person": Drew and Brittany Brees.
People who know me and my personality know that I'm a determined (some might call it stubborn) person.
The cash reward leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a fire that killed two teenagers this summer has been increased to $2,500, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday.
They say that weave caps , on a personal level is a consumer's own personal wig that fits their head shape.
For more on Penn's relief mission, watch CBS News' "Person to Person" Friday, Nov 23 at 10/9c.
"Person to Person": Singing started early for Alicia Keys.
"Person to Person" hits the road with Gabby Douglas.
The justice system should deal harshly with the person or persons responsible for a string of bomb threats that have disrupted the main University of Pittsburgh campus.
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In science:

Personalized Information Delivery: An Analysis of Information Filtering Methods.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Personalization on the Net using Web Mining.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Automatic Personalization Based on Web Usage Mining.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Siteseer: Personalized Navigation for the Web.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
This structured model for federated archives contrasts with CiteSeer , which is a web crawler that retrieves research articles from personal and institutional web sites, and automatically builds the bibliographic and reference data from the articles.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
Researchers requiring generation of such random elements tended to have a split personality.
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
This is justified by our every-day experience that it is easier to change a person than his/her attitude.
Why everything gets slower ?
Without pretending to ob jectivity, especially in such a delicate question, I certainly understand that the reference list to this review contains only very restricted fraction of existing literature, and the choice of these particular references was mostly determined by (sometimes accidental) my personal knowledge.
String Theory or Field Theory?
The G¨olelization above is the personal file of the automaton A.
The G\"odelizing Quantum-Mechanical Automata
The scheme employed here cannot be used to calculate correlation functions for these, although numerical evidence (I Freund, personal communication) suggests that the critical points of argument (together with the nodal points) do screen, therefore adding to the cases shown here.
Correlations and screening of topological charges in gaussian random fields
The scalar is not difficult to calculate by hand (using, for example, the Newman-Penrose formalism) and so it not a surprise that it was trivial to calculate (in a radiating Kerr-Newman generalization) on a personal computer a decade ago .
Invariants of the Kerr Vacuum
He is reputed to be the first person to juggle five clubs.
Juggling probabilities
It is remarkable (and satisfying!) to see that morphological classifications made independently (but by the same person) with a time separation of over four decades exhibit no measurable systematic differences.
Classifications of the Host Galaxies of Supernovae, Set II
Personally, I see this as not pessimistic, but a highly optimistic, conclusion.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The request is accompanied by the user’s Grid credentials, which may include the user’s personal credentials as well as VO-issued credentials. 2.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
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