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1. character traits which were present prior to physical damage or another damaging occurrence or prior to the cultivation of an illness or disorder. 2. character strengths and weaknesses which make someone more likely to incur troubles with cognitive or physical health, or a specific cognitive disorder.

PREMORBID PERSONALITY: "The premorbid personality is commonly referred to as the primary personality."

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