personality

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personality

noun attributes, being, character, disposition, distinction, distinctiveness, identity, individualism, individuality, ingenium, makeup, nature, oneness, originality, particularity, personal identity, personal mark, predisposition, selfhood, selfness, singularity, soul, style, temperament, traits, type, uniqueness
See also: character, disposition, identity, inclination, individual, individuality, presence, property, temperament

PERSONALITY. An abstract of personal; as, the action is in the personalty, that is, it is brought against a person for a personal duty which he owes. It also signifies what belongs to the person; as, personal property.

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Both DSM-111 and DSM-1V have avoided the term hysterical personality and use histrionic personality disorder".
They then turn to a variety of personality disorders and their treatments, including the schizoid personality and impaired bonding, the hysteroid-borderline personality and separation/individualization, the narcissistic personality and the formation of an authentic self, the masochistic personality and secure attachment, the obsessive-compulsive and improvement of impaired autonomy, and the multiple approaches necessary for the hysterical personality.
Fiona Neale, for the defence, told the GMC that Patient A had a psychiatric history as a young woman, including a diagnosis of hysterical personality disorder.