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appersonation

[a-pur-suh-ney-shuh n, uh-pur-] /æˌpɜr səˈneɪ ʃən, əˌpɜr-/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
the unconscious assumption of the personality characteristics of another, usually well known, person.
Also, appersonification
[ap-er-son-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌæp ərˌsɒn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; ap-1 + personation, modeled on German Appersonierung
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