Merriam-webster dictionary offers a definition of ‘personality’ as:
- the set of emotional qualities, ways of behaving, etc., that makes a person different from other people;
- the condition or fact of relating to a particular person;
- a set of distinctive traits and characteristics.
American Psychological Associations offers a ‘personality’ definition as it refers to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. The study of personality focuses on two broad areas – first, understanding individual differences in particular personality characteristics, such as sociability or irritability and second, understanding how the various parts of a person come together as a whole.