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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Suddenly I found myself face to face with the young man whose personality had so strangely stirred me.
And the personality of the veteran scientist made so vivid a picture upon the mind of the impressionable young Bell that the grand passion of science became henceforth the master-motif of his life.
Half an hour from now, when I shall again and forever reindue that hated personality, I know how I shall sit shuddering and weeping in my chair, or continue, with the most strained and fearstruck ecstasy of listening, to pace up and down this room (my last earthly refuge) and give ear to every sound of menace.
For the medium being the same, and the objects the same, the poet may imitate by narration--in which case he can either take another personality as Homer does, or speak in his own person, unchanged--or he may present all his characters as living and moving before us.
Whatever senses we possess may be used as means of escape from the prison of personality into the boundless freedom of the spiritual world.
I warn you that my friend is a compound personality and therefore it is difficult to blame him as an individual.
Unfortunately, as he advanced, his anger increased at every step; and instead of the proper and lofty speech he had prepared as a prelude to his challenge, he found nothing at the tip of his tongue but a gross personality, which he accompanied with a furious gesture.
He was welded into a common personality which was dominated by a single desire.
No: a poor man who is ungrateful, unthrifty, discontented, and rebellious, is probably a real personality, and has much in him.
And an artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
They had simply to be equal to their tasks; but I wondered how far I should turn out faithful to that ideal conception of one's own personality every man sets up for himself secretly.
I want the money for MYSELF, for in no way do I look upon my personality as necessary to, or meet to be given over to, capital.