[ pur-suh-nal-i-tee ]
/ ˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural per·son·al·i·ties.

Origin of personality

1350–1400; Middle English personalite (< Middle French) < Late Latin persōnālitās. See personal, -ity

synonym study for personality

1. See character.

Example sentences from the Web for personality

British Dictionary definitions for personality

/ (ˌpɜːsəˈnælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

Medical definitions for personality

[ pûr′sə-nălĭ-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.

Cultural definitions for personality


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