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personality British & World English

The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character

personality English Thesaurus

her cheerful and vibrant personality

stamp one's authority on British & World English

Have a strong or permanent influence on

personality cult British & World English

Excessive public admiration for or devotion to a famous person, especially a political leader

personality type British & World English

A collection of personality traits which are thought to occur together consistently, especially as determined by a certain pattern of responses to a personality inventory

personality disorder British & World English

A deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behaviour of a specified kind, typically apparent by the time of adolescence, causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society

personality inventory British & World English

A type of questionnaire designed to reveal the respondent’s personality traits

dissociated personality British & World English

Another term for multiple-personality disorder.

multiple-personality disorder British & World English

A rare dissociative disorder in which two or more personalities with distinct memories and behaviour patterns apparently exist in one individual

split-personality disorder British & World English

Less common term for multiple-personality disorder.

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory British & World English

A test consisting of hundreds of true-false questions, used as a diagnostic tool by psychologists