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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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cult of personality, Psychological Types

Personality is the particular combination of emotional, attitudinal, and behavioral response patterns of an individual.

Personality commonly refers to:

  • Personality psychology, the theory and study of individual differences, traits, and types
  • Personality trait theory, attributes by which people may vary in relative terms

Personality may also be discussed in the context of:

  • Personality disorders, a class of mental disorders that is characterized by long-lasting rigid patterns of thought and actions
  • Personality pathology, characterized by adaptive inflexibility, vicious cycles of maladaptive behavior, and emotional instability under stress
  • Personality quiz or Personality test, a series of questions (usually multiple-choice, rating scale, or True/False) intended to describe aspects of an individual's character, thoughts, and feelings
  • Personality type, refers to patterns of relatively enduring characteristics of behavior that occur with sufficient frequency as to be grouped into one member of a set of types. Personality typology approaches promote the concept that people cluster into common patterns of emotional, attitudinal, and behavioral reactions.
  • Personality change is the concept that although personality may have some stability throughout the lifespan, some individuals may undergo substantial alteration of their characteristic patterns of adapting to their social and personal environments. See for example, Caspi, A. & Roberts, B. W. (1999). Personality change and continuity across the life course. In L. A. Pervin & O. P. John, Handbook of Personality Theory and Research (Vol. 2, pp. 300 - 326). New York: Guilford Press.



  • Cult of personality, political institution in which a leader uses mass media to create a larger-than-life public image
  • Personality rights, consisting of the right to individual publicity and privacy
  • Personality changes, personalities can change depending on what the person witnessed



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