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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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Whenever I see an untitled nonobjective painting, I invariably think that the artist failed his own Rorschach test.
By now the Littleton, Colorado high school massacre has become the cultural Rorschach test for the new millennium.
Mark Twain may be the consummate Rorschach test for anyone who sets out to understand the United States," declares Fishkin.
A guy goes to a psychiatrist and the psychiatrist gives him a Rorschach test.
In the end, all of this becomes a national and personal Rorschach test, in which one's reaction to what is presented is more revelatory than the actual problems and issues at hand.
Gilbert, a psychologist, administered the Rorschach test, along with other measures of mental ability and personality, to most of the 23 upper echelon Nazi defendants on trial at Nuremberg, including Herman Goering (creator of the Gestapo and the concentration camps), Rudolf Hess (Hitler's deputy), and Albert Speer (Hitler's architect and munitions minister).
Readers less familiar with the topic might well conclude, after completing the two collections, that The Mind of the South is a type of Rorschach Test designed by its author especially for scholars of the American South.
As might be expected, given the conflicting cultural codes that governed the construction of race and race relations, his order was a kind of racial Rorschach test for his subordinates.
Unlike questionnaires, which are more fashionable these days,' she says, "people bring stuff from their guts to the Rorschach test because of its projective nature.
Beyond that, the exams have become, professor Jay Greene points out, a Rorschach test.
An ECHN ecotherapy student described the ECHN program to be like learning how to take a Rorschach Test with Mary Poppins, "But we do it in a natural area, the real thing, instead of with ink blots," he said.