The quality or condition of being a person. The totality of qualities and traits, as of character or behavior, that are peculiar to a specific person. The pattern of collective character, behavioral, temperamental, emotional, and mental traits of a person: Though their personalities differed, they got along as friends. Distinctive qualities of a person, especially those distinguishing personal characteristics that make one socially appealing: won the election more on personality than on capability. See Synonyms at disposition. A person as the embodiment of distinctive traits of mind and behavior. A person of prominence or notoriety: television personalities. An offensively personal remark. Often used in the plural: Let's not engage in personalities. The distinctive characteristics of a place or situation: furnishings that give a room personality.