personality

(redirected from personalities)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to personalities: personality test, Personality types

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.
See also: personality

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

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.
See also: and

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Personality: Personalities, Personal Style, and Trouble Getting Along.
The condition requires long-term psychotherapy to try to integrate the personalities with each other.
Although the automobile industry in Korea spends millions of dollars each year on advertising to build and maintain brand image, the author has found little research directed toward either determining automobile brand personalities or examining the extent to which brands are differentiated on personality dimensions.
How different sorts of personalities affect each other in turn modifies team effectiveness.
He views psychopathic personalities as the product of an attention deficit.
Henry Stott commented "Football Clubs' darker personalities reveal themselves in cloak-and-dagger dealings and disreputable player behaviour.
We learn in the game that none of the personalities have ever actually met each other, or even know of the others' existence.
Of these twelve, the first, "The Brain Is a Parallel Processor," and the twelfth, "Each Brain Is Unique," provide the strongest support for educators' understanding of personalities and learning styles.
One weakness [of the study] was that the subjects described their own personalities," he says.
There is probably nothing more dreary than an entire class of dolphins, or more hair-raising than an entire class of apes; therefore, the most successful grouping of students might just be the judicious combining of a variety of personalities.
The idea that nonhuman animals have unique personalities stems from the evolutionary continuity that exists between humans and other species.
OFTEN WE see similar traits or styles of behavior in different people and we interpret and categorize them by their personalities.
You are right, that is the state of many corporate cultures -- left to the whim of the personalities.
Another barrier to collaboration that has been suggested lies in the potentially incompatible personalities of librarians and other members of their academic communities.