The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character
her cheerful and vibrant personality
Have a strong or permanent influence on
Excessive public admiration for or devotion to a famous person, especially a political leader
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
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
A type of questionnaire designed to reveal the respondent’s personality traits
Another term for multiple-personality disorder.
A rare dissociative disorder in which two or more personalities with distinct memories and behaviour patterns apparently exist in one individual
Less common term for multiple-personality disorder.
A test consisting of hundreds of true-false questions, used as a diagnostic tool by psychologists