personality : Common Errors in English


In show business personalities are people famous for being famous(mostly popular actors and singers); people with more substantialaccomplishments like distinguished heads of state and Nobel Prizewinners should not be referred to as “personalities” even when theyappear on the Tonight Show.

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  • n  the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual
  • n  a person of considerable prominence
    she is a Hollywood personality
News & Articles

  • Bill Bailey, veteran West Michigan radio personality, dies during golf outing
    The morning on-air personality and program director for WGVU-AM died suddenly while playing golf.
    June 13, 2013 - The Grand Rapids Press
  • Long Time Michigan Radio Personality Bill Baily Dies.
    GRAND RAPIDS,Mich. — WGVU Radio has confirmed that West Michigan Radio Personality Bill Baily died Wednesday morning at the age of 66. According to co-workers and friends, Baily died from a heart attack at the WGVU golf outing at the …
    June 12, 2013 - FOX 17 Grand Rapids
  • Therapy May Change Your Personality
    Some doctors balk at the idea of trying to change a patient's personality, but a new study suggests that they're doing it already. The results show that talk therapy or psychiatric medications can change personality in healthy people and those with psychological disorders.
    June 12, 2013 - Business Insider