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Posted by:    |  Jan 01, 2019

Do you know the distinction between PERSONALITY and CHARACTER? If not, I think it is worth understanding.

The word character is from the Old French character and means “imprint on the soul.” The historical meaning of the word personality suggests veneer (covering) and is associated with the Latin word persona, which was a mask worn by actors. Character is exposed when our mask is removed. Character is ever changing (depends on the situation) while character remains constant and unmoved regardless of the situation. When you encounter unsafe territory that challenges your psychologically, personality panics. Character, on the other hand, able to ride the high waves of life with even-mindedness. Personality aims to extract happiness from its experiences, whereas character realizes that happiness is an inherent quality of being, as part of the experience.

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