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Temperament vs. Personality

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Temperamentnoun

(obsolete) A moderate and proportionable mixture of elements or ingredients in a compound; the condition in which elements are mixed in their proper proportions.

Personalitynoun

A set of non-physical psychological and social qualities that make a person (or thing) distinct from another.

‘The president has a unique personality.’;

Temperamentnoun

(obsolete) Any state or condition as determined by the proportion of its ingredients or the manner in which they are mixed; consistence, composition; mixture.

Personalitynoun

An assumed role or manner of behavior.

‘My work PC emulates a Windows personality.’; ‘In his final act, the comedian takes on a child's personality.’;

Temperamentnoun

A person's usual manner of thinking, behaving or reacting.

Personalitynoun

A celebrity.

‘Johnny Carson was a respected television personality.’;

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Temperamentnoun

A tendency to become irritable or angry.

Personalitynoun

Charisma, or qualities that make a person stand out from the crowd.

‘The best contestant shows most personality.’;

Temperamentnoun

(music) The altering of certain intervals from their correct values in order to improve the moving from key to key.

Personalitynoun

Something said or written which refers to the person, conduct, etc., of some individual, especially something of a disparaging or offensive nature; personal remarks.

‘indulgence in personalities’;

Temperamentnoun

(psychology) Individual differences in behavior that are biologically based and are relatively independent of learning, system of values and attitudes.

Personalitynoun

(legal) That quality of a law which concerns the condition, state, and capacity of persons.

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Temperamentnoun

Internal constitution; state with respect to the relative proportion of different qualities, or constituent parts.

‘The common law . . . has reduced the kingdom to its just state and temperament.’;

Personalitynoun

That which constitutes distinction of person; the externally evident aspects of the character or behavior of a person; individuality.

‘Personality is individuality existing in itself, but with a nature as a ground.’;

Temperamentnoun

Due mixture of qualities; a condition brought about by mutual compromises or concessions.

‘However, I forejudge not any probable expedient, any temperament that can be found in things of this nature, so disputable on their side.’;

Personalitynoun

Something said or written which refers to the person, conduct, etc., of some individual, especially something of a disparaging or offensive nature; personal remarks; as, indulgence in personalities.

‘Sharp personalities were exchanged.’;

Temperamentnoun

The act of tempering or modifying; adjustment, as of clashing rules, interests, passions, or the like; also, the means by which such adjustment is effected.

‘Wholesome temperaments of the rashness of popular assemblies.’;

Personalitynoun

That quality of a law which concerns the condition, state, and capacity of persons.

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Temperamentnoun

Condition with regard to heat or cold; temperature.

‘Bodies are denominated "hot" and "cold" in proportion to the present temperament of that part of our body to which they are applied.’;

Personalitynoun

A person who is famous or notable; a celebrity.

Temperamentnoun

A system of compromises in the tuning of organs, pianofortes, and the like, whereby the tones generated with the vibrations of a ground tone are mutually modified and in part canceled, until their number reduced to the actual practicable scale of twelve tones to the octave. This scale, although in so far artificial, is yet closely suggestive of its origin in nature, and this system of tuning, although not mathematically true, yet satisfies the ear, while it has the convenience that the same twelve fixed tones answer for every key or scale, C$ becoming identical with D$, and so on.

Personalitynoun

the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual;

‘their different reactions reflected their very different personalities’; ‘it is his nature to help others’;

Temperamentnoun

The peculiar physical and mental character of an individual, in olden times erroneously supposed to be due to individual variation in the relations and proportions of the constituent parts of the body, especially of the fluids, as the bile, blood, lymph, etc. Hence the phrases, bilious or choleric temperament, sanguine temperament, etc., implying a predominance of one of these fluids and a corresponding influence on the temperament.

Personalitynoun

a person of considerable prominence;

‘she is a Hollywood personality’;

Temperamentnoun

your usual mood;

‘he has a happy disposition’;

Personalitynoun

the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character

‘she had a sunny personality that was very engaging’; ‘she has triumphed by sheer force of personality’;

Temperamentnoun

excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)

Personalitynoun

lively, engaging qualities

‘she's always had loads of personality’;

Temperamentnoun

an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys

Personalitynoun

a celebrity or famous person

‘an official opening by a famous personality’;

Temperamentnoun

a person's or animal's nature, especially as it permanently affects their behaviour

‘she had an artistic temperament’;

Personalitynoun

the quality or fact of being a person as distinct from a thing or animal.

Temperamentnoun

the tendency to behave angrily or emotionally

‘he had begun to show signs of temperament’;

Personalitynoun

disparaging remarks about an individual.

Temperamentnoun

the adjustment of intervals in tuning a piano or other musical instrument so as to fit the scale for use in different keys; in equal temperament, the octave consists of twelve equal semitones

‘this temperament became standard tuning for all the new organs’;

Personality

Personality is defined as the characteristic sets of behaviors, cognitions, and emotional patterns that evolve from biological and environmental factors. While there is no generally agreed upon definition of personality, most theories focus on motivation and psychological interactions with one's environment.

Temperament

In psychology, temperament broadly refers to consistent individual differences in behavior that are biologically based and are relatively independent of learning, system of values and attitudes. Some researchers point to association of temperament with formal dynamical features of behavior, such as energetic aspects, plasticity, sensitivity to specific reinforcers and emotionality.

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