The word personality was derived from Greek word Persona which means mass actor & and the characters they portyard. Thus, the character or trait that describe how people are likely to behave in a given situation. Its unique way in which each individual think, act & feel throughout life.
Hence, personality is a sum of all total patterns of thinking, feeling, acting and behaving that are unique and distinguishes one person from another.
Nature of Personality:
*Self consciousness: The self consciousness exhibits personality when idea of self enters in to persons consciousness.
*Unique & specific: We everyone have an unique and specific personality for making adjustment. No, even the two identical twins, behave in precisely the same over any period of time.
*Flexible: Personality is an unique adjustment of behavior with the environment. Thus the personality may be changed in environment and situations.
*Deals with whole person: Personality includes whole character/behavior of person. It includes cognitive, conative and also covers the conscious, semi-conscious & unconscious behavior.
*Product of heridity & environment: Personality also depend upon growth and development of person. Thus the growth and development involved under the heridity and environment.