- The complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual
"their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"
- A person of considerable prominence
"she is a Hollywood personality"
Derived forms: personalities
See also: personal
AmE / noun (plural personalities)
the various aspects of a person's character that combine to make them different from other people:
She has a strong personality.
There are likely to be personality clashes in any group of colleagues.
The assessment helps a manager decide if a person's aptitude and personality are right for the job.
a famous person, especially one who works in entertainment or sport:
They decided to use a sports personality to help sell their products.
3 (Marketing ) [C,U]
the qualities of a product or an organization that make it interesting and different:
Packaging should reflect and enhance the product's personality.
What is the organization's corporate personality?
4 (Law ) [C,U]
an organization which is considered in law to exist separately from the people who own it or run it and to have legal rights and duties:
A company is a legal personality and has many similarities with a natural person-it has a birth certificate and an address-and so can enter into legal contracts.
Characteristics that make an intelligent computer or robot human-like. In general, the more powerful the computer, the more personality it can have, depending on the installed software. In some cases, certain malfunctions in a computer can produce personality quirks.
Behavior-response patterns that characterize the individual. n
1 : the complex of characteristics that distinguishes an individual esp. in relationships with others
a : the totality of an individual's behavioral and emotional tendencies
b : the organization of the individual's distinguishing character traits, attitudes, or habits
- my own personality has become a burden to me.
- he built my personality into his hero.
- his personality is complementary to hers.
- his personality happened to hit her fancy.
- they centered on substance, not on personalities.