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affable personality

A personality that is friendly, approachable, sociable, amicable, and/or likeable. He might not be the best instructor in the school, but he has such an affable personality that he is everyone's favorite.
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Jekyll and Hyde

A person whose personality drastically changes between good and bad. A reference to the main character in the book Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Ever since Kyle became a teenager, he's turned into a real Jekyll and Hyde, and it's impossible to anticipate his mood at any given time.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

in the (something) stakes

In regards to having a large or adequate amount of some characteristic or trait. He's an incredibly talented artist, but there's quite a bit lacking in the human decency stakes. For my money, they have the single best operating system of any phone on the market, but they're so far behind in the popularity stakes with consumers that there's no way they can stay competitive.
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Jekyll and Hyde

someone with both an evil and a good personality. (From the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.) Bill thinks Mary is so soft and gentle, but she can be very cruel—she is a real Jekyll and Hyde. Jane doesn't know that Fred is a Jekyll and Hyde. She sees him only when he is being kind and generous, but he can be very cruel.
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Jekyll and Hyde

A personality alternating between good and evil behavior, as in You never know whether Bob will be a Jekyll or a Hyde. This expression comes from Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). Also see lead a double life.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

Jekyll and Hyde

a person alternately displaying opposing good and evil personalities.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ( 1886 ) is a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson , in which the physician Jekyll, in order to indulge his evil instincts, uses a drug to create the persona of Hyde, which at first he can assume at will but which gradually gains control of him.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

Jekyll and Hyde

An individual who has two completely different sides, one very good and the other evil. The term comes from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), in which one character can switch from the good Dr. Jekyll to the evil Mr. Hyde by taking a drug. Leslie Purnell Davies defined it in The Shadow Before (1971), “We are all a mixture of good and evil, Jekyll and Hyde if you like.”
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll
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Are there people who do not have split personalities? I am sure there are or we would have no way to compare a good person from a normal or troubled one.
However, although it has been recognized that a consumer may see a brand as a viable relationship partner, we found that, as yet, little research has been conducted about how the personalities of the consumer and the brand jointly influence consumer reactions to brand.
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Reports of great teachers usually stress their personalities, rather than their scholarship or technical teaching skills (Lew, 2009).
The Work Group asserts that the proposed continuum allows for better understanding of both "normal" and pathological personalities. Impairment in interpersonal function, a key component of the areas targeted by the assessment, has been shown to occur in normal individuals (e.g., Anderson & Cole, 1990) as well as those with PD.
And the quality of someone's personality is such a subjective matter that if SPOTY was actually dependent on rating the personalities of those in sport, the award would become an utter farce.
Today, career assessment is much more refined and looks not only at job fields but also spotlights the focus on the individuals and their personalities. This is perceived as critical to finding a career that will bring people happiness and satisfaction.
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Personalities at work: Understanding and managing human nature on the job.
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* TYPE A individuals can be described as impatient, time-conscious, controlling, concerned about their status, highly competitive, ambitious, businesslike, aggressive, having difficulty relaxing; and are sometimes disliked by individuals with Type B personalities for the way that they're always rushing.