BASIC PERSONALITY

n. a pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving which is distinct among people raised within a similar culture. These similarities in personality are an offshoot of having been exposed to similar child-rearing practices. Embodied as structure, it is accounted for by set institutions in society such as religion and folklore.

BASIC PERSONALITY: "Culturally, the basic personality of the East differs in so many ways from that of the West."
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