In my sleep it was not my wake-a-day personality that took charge of me; it was another and distinct personality, possessing a new and totally different fund of experiences, and, to the point of my dreaming, possessing memories of those totally different experiences.
What was this personality? When had it itself lived a wake-a-day life on this planet in order to collect this fund of strange experiences?
My other-personality is almost equal in power with my own personality. And in this matter I am, as I said, a freak--a freak of heredity.
They think it is their own personality, that they have only one personality; and from such a premise they can conclude only that they have lived previous lives.
It is a question whether we have ever seen the full expression of a personality, except on the imaginative plane of art.
It will be a marvellous thing - the true personality of man - when we see it.
He said to man, 'You have a wonderful personality. Develop it.
As long as I live, the personality
of Dorian Gray will dominate me.
This was decisive; for no obscure premonition, and of something indefinite at that, could stand against the example of his tranquil personality
He had an affection for the aged disciple of Michaelis, a complex sentiment depending a little on her prestige, on her personality, but most of all on the instinct of flattered gratitude.
The distaste, the absence of glamour, extend from the occupation to the personality. It is only when our appointed activities seem by a lucky accident to obey the particular earnestness of our temperament that we can taste the comfort of complete self- deception.
And there would be also some scandalised concern for his art too, since a man must identify himself with something more tangible than his own personality, and establish his pride somewhere, either in his social position, or in the quality of the work he is obliged to do, or simply in the superiority of the idleness he may be fortunate enough to enjoy.