n. The essential character of a person as distinguished from a thing; self-consciousness; existence as a self-conscious being; also, personal qualities or endowments considered collectively; a person. As a philosophical term personality commonly implies personal identity. See personal.n. A personal characteristic or trait.n. Limitation to particular persons or classes.n. Direct applicability or application, as of a remark, an allusion, etc., to a person or individual: as, the personality of a remark.n. An invidious or dreogatory remark made to or about a person, or his character, conduct, appearance, etc.: as, to indulge in personalities.n. In law, personal estate. In this sense usually personalty.n. in abnormal psychology, a group of experiences, split off or dissociated from the normal or primary personality of an individual, which become systematized and organized, and thus constitute a second, third, etc., independent (though imperfect) personality, appearing in alternation with the normal. The phenomena are sometimes termed those of double (triple, etc.) consciousness, or of double (triple, multiple) personality.