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Personality is an important concept in psychology.  It is important to define personality.   What is personality?  Below is one personality definition:

Personality refers to an individual's enduring pattern of behaviors, thoughts, and emotions.

Personality is a meaningful concept because it allows us to compare and explain differences in behavior.  It also may be considered meaningful because it allow us to have a sense of uniqueness. We can say that there is no other person who is exactly like us.

There may be a large number of specific characteristics of personality that describe who we are.  However, there may be only a small number of major or global characteristic of personality.