|—n , pl -ties|
|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|
"Personality is the supreme realization of the innate idiosyncrasy of a living being. It is an act of courage flung in the face of life, the absolute affirmation of all that constitutes the individual, the most successful adaptation to the universal conditions of existence, coupled with the greatest possible freedom of self-determination." [C.G. Jung, 1875-1961]Meaning "person whose character stands out from that of others" is from 1889. Personality cult is attested from 1956.
personality per·son·al·i·ty (pûr'sə-nāl'ĭ-tē)
The quality or condition of being a person.
The totality of qualities and traits, as of character or behavior, that are peculiar to a specific person.
The pattern of collective character, behavioral, temperamental, emotional, and mental traits of a person.
Distinctive qualities of a person, especially those personal characteristics that make one socially appealing.
The pattern of feelings, thoughts, and activities that distinguishes one person from another.