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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BASIC PERSONALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/basic-personality/ (accessed April 24, 2018).
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