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    Character vs. Personality?

    Character vs. Personality


    What is the difference?

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    Re: Character vs. Personality?

    They have broadly similar meanings. There are cases where only one can be used- we talk about characters in books and films, and we use have + a xxxx personality, not 'character'. We tend to use 'character' when making moral judgments- I wouldn't talk of someone's 'good pesonality', but would say 'good character'.

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    Re: Character vs. Personality?

    Thanks tdol.
    Actually both in Arabic are the same, so they really confuse me.
    So, I would say, he/she has a strong character not strong personality?

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    Re: Character vs. Personality?

    To me a person with a strong character would be a strong person, who didn't bednd and change-a positive thing. A person with a strong personality could be annoying- loud and excessive, say. A character seems more to do with what's inside the person and personality more to do with how they come across,though there is plenty of grey area in the middle.

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