Definition of personality type in US English:

personality type


  • A collection of personality traits which are thought to occur together consistently, especially as determined by a certain pattern of responses to a personality inventory.

    • ‘They are generally prescribed according to our personality type or the prevailing state of mind during a particular illness.’
    • ‘In order to recognize a particular personality type, the authors suggest taking note of specific linguistic cues.’
    • ‘Yet, the fact is that very few people, including clergy, have the personality type or gifts to be bold leaders.’
    • ‘In this study, we focus on five characteristics: individual competitiveness, personality type, age, gender and major.’
    • ‘Does a person have to be a certain personality type to be an effective leader?’