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personality

noun
     
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per‧son‧al‧i‧ty S3 W3 plural personalities
1 [uncountable and countable] someone's character, especially the way they behave towards other people:
He was an ambitious man with a strong personality.
Despite their different personalities, they became the best of friends.
a disease which causes changes in behaviour and personality
personality traits (=typical ways of behaving) such as calmness or enthusiasm
He clearly has some kind of personality disorder (=a mental illness).
He said he left the company because of a personality clash with the director (=they could not work together because they were so different).
split personality
2 [countable]DLAM someone who is very famous and often appears in the newspapers, on television etc, especially an entertainer or sports person [↪ celebrity]
TV/radio/sports personality
one of the most well-liked TV personalities
3 [uncountable] the qualities of character that make someone interesting or enjoyable to be with:
He's honest but he lacks personality.
4 [countable usually singular] someone who has a very strong character and is very different from other people:
He was a dynamic personality in the business world.
5 [countable usually singular] the qualities which make a place or thing different and interesting:
It's partly the architecture which gives the town its personality.

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