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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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When I read it, it was literally personification, in a comic book movie, of Jekyll and Hyde and a split personality. Tom Hardy on what attracted him to the role For this, it was more about just getting into the world that they'd created and having fun with it and trying to nail it with the fans....
His list of words he does not want to see used includes personality type, psychotic, hysteria, split personality, neurotic and brainwashed.
"If you take Jekyll and Hyde you think of a split personality.
No wonder it seemed as if the Dom had developed a split personality.
Meanwhile, speculation that Perry might be suffering from "split personality disorder" is doing the rounds.
A film with a split personality, it initially intrigues before it eventually infuriates.
Known as split personality, this is more common in the movies than in real life.
THE TERM * schizophrenia comes from two Greek words meaning split mind but is not a 'split personality' disorder as many people still believe.
Schizophrenia is frequently misunderstood as split personality or multiple personality.
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY APRIL 13-29, PHOENIX In Charles Busch's hilarious send-up of cheapo beach movies, a Gidget-in-training is on her way to ruling Malibu--until her demented split personality takes over.
From the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenic and Depression: "Schizophrenia does not mean 'split personality....' It ...