Attribute vs Personality - What's the difference?

attribute | personality |

As nouns the difference between attribute and personality

is that attribute is while personality is a set of qualities that make a person (or thing) distinct from another.



(en noun)
  • A characteristic or quality of a thing.
  • His finest attribute is his kindness.
  • (grammar) A word that qualifies a noun.
  • In the clause "My jacket is more expensive than yours", "My" is the attribute of "jacket".
  • (computing) The applicable option selection; a variable or a value.
  • This packet has its coherency attribute set to zero.
  • (logic) That which is predicated or affirmed of a subject; a predicate; an accident.
  • (computing, programming) A semantic item with which a method, etc. may be decorated.
  • There are some more implementations which use C
  • attribute s to define custom attributes specific to the AOP engine. Then the classes that need to be intercepted will be decorated with these custom attributes.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    () * attributeness * relational attribute


  • To ascribe (something) (to) a given cause, reason etc.
  • * Archbishop Tillotson
  • We attribute nothing to God that hath any repugnancy or contradiction in it.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The merit of service is seldom attributed to the true and exact performer.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 278:
  • H?kim's atypical actions should not be attributed to Islam as much as to insanity, which eventually led him to proclaim himself as Allah, whereupon he was murdered by outraged fellow Muslims.
  • To associate ownership or authorship of (something) (to) someone.
  • This poem is attributed to Browning.

    Derived terms

    () * attributable * attribution




  • A set of qualities that make a person (or thing) distinct from another.
  • * (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
  • Personality is individuality existing in itself, but with a nature as a ground.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.}}
  • An assumed role or manner of behavior.
  • A celebrity.
  • Charisma, or qualities that make a person stand out from the crowd.
  • * 1959 , Lloyd Price, “Personality”:
  • But over and over / I´ll be a fool for you / 'cause you got personality .
  • Something said or written which refers to the person, conduct, etc., of some individual, especially something of a disparaging or offensive nature; personal remarks.
  • *
  • Sharp personalities were exchanged.
  • * 1905 , ,
  • Perceiving that personalities were not out of order, I asked him what species of beast had long ago twisted and mutilated his left ear.
  • (legal) That quality of a law which concerns the condition, state, and capacity of persons.
  • (Burrill)


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    Derived terms

    * addictive personality * borderline personality disorder * multiple personalities * subpersonality