100 Inspirational Quotes About Personality That Will Change Your Life

We all know those people who possess impressive personalities. The moment they walk into a room, we cannot but look at them in admiration. The moment they start speaking, we have no other option but to listen to them in rapt attention. There is something so magnetic about certain people’s personalities that others are drawn to them instantly. But what exactly is it that we refer to as someone’s personality? Simply put, it is basically the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character.

Often times, people confuse the term personality with attitude. But the two are not the same! Attitude has got more to do with an individual’s way of thinking or feeling about something. Attitude is a viewpoint, a perspective. Personality is different, it is what defines an individual as a whole. Sure, your personality and the way you deal with situations impact the formation of your attitudes to life, but of course, personality and attitude are not the same. We all admire and respect people with “personality”, but did you know that anyone can develop a good personality with positive thoughts and actions? Read through this collection of personality quotes for a dose of inspiration!

Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.

- José Ortega y Gasset

I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.

- Beatrix Potter

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

- William Faulkner

I've always been very confident in my immaturity.

- The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

- Shannon L. Alder

What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.

- Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

Kiss a lover, Dance a measure, Find your name And buried treasure. Face your life, It's pain, It's pleasure, Leave no path untaken.

- The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.

- Notes to Self, Avery Sawyer

Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.

- Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed, Brian Tracy

When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.

- Shannon L. Alder

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.

- Sigmund Freud

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

- The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Mahatma Gandhi

It's easy to look back and see it, and it's easy to give the advice. But the sad fact is, most people don't look beneath the surface until it's too late.

- Flipped, Wendelin Van Draanen

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.

- Shannon L. Alder

Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?

- American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis

Everyone has a sense of humor. If you don't laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.

- Sexuality and the Psychology of Love, Sigmund Freud

...larger than life...I've never understood that expression. What's larger than life?

- The History of Love, Nicole Krauss

I use bits and pieces of others personalities to form my own.

- Journals, Kurt Cobain

Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.

- Lawrence G. Lovasik

He really was beautiful. I know boys aren't supposed to be, but he was.

- The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

Maybe a person is just made up of a lot of people," I say. "Maybe we're accumulating these new selves all the time.

- I'll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson

I'm THAT complicated, mysterious, yet content with the "simple" things in life. Don't try to understand me; you won't figure me out. But you're free to like me the way I am.

- Marwa Ayad

I'd rather be a little weird than all boring.

- Rebecca McKinsey

I'm not stubborn. My way is just better.

- Rush, Maya Banks

I wish people weren't so set on being themselves, when that means being a bastard.

- The Rebel Angels, Robertson Davies

If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about.

- Shannon L. Alder

In the midst of happiness or despair in sorrow or in joy in pleasure or in pain: Do what is right and you will be at peace.

- The Catastrophic History of You and Me, Jess Rothenberg

The largest part of what we call 'personality' is determined by how we've opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness".

- Alain de Botton

I believe in my mask-- The man I made up is me I believe in my dance-- And my destiny

- Sam Shepard

The personality susceptible to the dream of limitless freedom is a personality also prone, should the dream ever sour, to misanthropy and rage.

- Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

But then one regrets the loss even of one's worst habits. Perhaps one regrets them the most. They are such an essential part of one's personality.

- The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

When you see people only as personalities, rather than souls with life missions to fulfill, you forever limit the growth and possibilities of what God has in store for another person.

- Shannon L. Alder

I never could bear the idea of anyone's expecting something from me. It always made me want to do just the opposite.

- No Exit, Jean-Paul Sartre

The worst thing," he told me, "is bitterness, people end up so bitter.

- You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense, Charles Bukowski

I'm not that bad," he said. "I'm rich, popular. I have a sense of humor. I'm good looking, and not to mention I have a really big—

- Sempre, J.M. Darhower

Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.

- Shannon L. Alder

There's a whole category of people who miss out by not allowing themselves to be weird enough.

- Alain de Botton

I just hope I don't become so blissful I become boring. I think I'll always be neurotic enough to do something weird.

- Kurt Cobain

To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and utterly unique an experience that it's hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody.

- Prime of Life, Simone de Beauvoir

. . . clumsiness is often mated with a love of solitude.

- Orlando, Virginia Woolf

I'm a conundrum. Or an enigma. I forget which.

- The Shadow Dragons, James A. Owen

There are times when I am so unlike myself that I might be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character.

- Confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.

- Marcel Duchamp

The whole value of solitude depends upon oneself; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.

- Peace and Happiness, John Lubbock

Indeed, man has two different beings inside him. What devil thought of that malicious touch?

- The Red and the Black, Stendhal

She lacks the core of sureness, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on reflections of herself in others' eyes. She does not dare to be herself.

- Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, Anaïs Nin

I was tired of being me.

- Numbers, Rachel Ward

I Am In Love With Myself, With My Heart.

- Nirav Sanchaniya

She was perfect, pure maddening sex, and she knew it, and she played on it, dripped it, and allowed you to suffer for it.

- Factotum, Charles Bukowski

I am a complicated person with a simple life and I am the reason for everything that ever happened to me.

- Charlotte Eriksson

Oh, Wax has always been solemn, but when he's at his best, there's a smirk underneath.

- The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson

Just because a person chooses to express themselves in an extreme way doesn't mean they have an extreme personality.

- Take Me There, Susane Colasanti

In our postmodern culture which is TV dominated, image sensitive, and morally vacuous, personality is everything and character is increasingly irrelevant.

- No Place for Truth: or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology?, David F. Wells

You never know what lurks just beneath the surface of my fragile sanity.

- Ashly Lorenzana

I look like vanilla pudding so nobody knows that on the inside I am spider soup.

- Anatomy of a Misfit, Andrea Portes

I'm told I'm very charming when people do what I want.

- Tiassa, Steven Brust

People who have so much of their personality invested in the Internet can't really survive as whole individuals without it.

- The Fridgularity, Mark A. Rayner

I'm torn between the desire to create and the desire to destroy.

- Charles M. Schulz

Desire is the key to motivation. It is the key to develop a healthy personality and a positive attitude towards oneself and others.

- Personality Development Through Positive Thinking, Amit Abraham

The truth is that personality inevitably bleeds into all forms of our intellectual life. We all extrapolate from our own lives in order to understand the world.

- The Shaking Woman, Siri Hustvedt

We inhabit a world in which we tend to put labels on each other and expect that we will then march through life wearing them like permanent sandwich boards.

- Nick Webb

Fashion is only different skins for different flavours of you.

- Zoo City, Lauren Beukes

My Personality unfolding before you like a Swiss Army knife.

- The air around the butterfly/Въздухът около пеперудата, Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Most people, in my opinion, steal much of what they are. If they didn't what poor items they would be.

- England, Julian Barnes

Why do you work so hard to make yourself disliked? I should think you'd find it happens enough on its own without putting yourself to any extra trouble.

- Tiassa, Steven Brust

The bones and flesh and legal statistics are the garments worn by the personality, not the other way around.

- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, Robert M. Pirsig

There seem to be two main types of people in the world, crosswords and sudokus.

- Sydney West, Rebecca McKinsey

One had to live a long time to know a man's true nature.

- Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Every human personality is the product of an innate drive to create something unique from one's raw individual experience.

- Kokology: The Game of Self-Discovery, Tadahiko Nagao

The note of the perfect personality is not rebellion, but peace.

- The Soul of Man Under Socialism, Oscar Wilde

For so long I have lived on the edge of an invisible world. Sometimes I feel like the scattered debris left over after the personality has fallen out of the sky.

- The Man on the Ceiling, Steve Rasnic Tem

Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul's potential.

- Shannon L. Alder

Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.

- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Salander was an information junkie with a delinquent child's take on morals and ethics.

- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Is she always like this?" "No, usually worse.

- The Web of Fire, Steve Voake

Jemanden zu beeinflussen bedeutet, ihm eine fremde Seele zu geben.

- The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

If something bad smells in the basement, it will eventually make its way to the attic.

- Anthony Liccione

She was the sort of person for whom fear was the natural response to that beyond explanation.

- The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton

She had been a solitary child, and then solitary as a woman, drawn into an orbit of her own that took her away from others, even those who would be her friends.

- Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay

But however good you get at translating personality into line or paint it's no go if your personality isn't worth translating.

- The Collector, John Fowles

Manners and politeness will never become old-fashioned.

- Auliq Ice

Most personalities have been obliged to be rebels. Half their strength has been wasted in friction.

- The Soul of Man Under Socialism, Oscar Wilde

The ones who constantly make us laugh are the hardest of friends to know - for comedians are the caricatures among us.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

Julien felt himself to be strong and resolute like a man who sees clearly into his own heart.

- The Red and the Black, Stendhal

How could he try to get Sandi to reveal her true colors when she was a rainbow?

- The Mona Lucy, Peggy Webb

Wen das Wort nicht schlgt, den schlgt auch der Stock nicht.

- Socrates

He (William Cort) had some desire to be successful, but it did not burn so strongly in him that he was prepared to overcome his character to achieve it.

- Stone's Fall, Iain Pears

Yuvraj Singh is one of the best batsmen to watch in world cricket when he's in form. He is ego personified. Yuvraj doesn't just hit the ball, he lets it rebound off his aura.

- Jarrod Kimber

Nations, as well as men, almost always betray the most prominent features of their future destiny in their earliest years.

- Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville

I don't know what understanding myself is. I don't look inside. I don't believe I exist behind myself.

- Selected Poems by Fernando Pessoa, Alberto Caeiro

I have a funny side. I have a soft and sympathetic side. I have a serious side, and a seriously romantic side. I have lots of sides; it's the main course I haven't quite figured out.

- Smile Anyway: Quotes, Richelle E. Goodrich

Be Weird, at least you will have a unique Personality.

- Udayveer Singh

It is indeed strange, given the heavy emphasis placed by chroniclers on Churchill's sheer magnitude of personality, that the ingredient of pure ambition should be so much ignored or even disallowed.

- Love, Christopher Hitchens

After all, he was human, in spite of rumors to the contrary.

- The Mona Lucy, Peggy Webb

So I've come to the conclusion that it is thus my own fault when these people I have been talking about finally stop saying "Ah" and tell me it's a pity I always do such odd things.

- Barbara Wright

Je suis un et beaucoup sont en moi

- André Delvaux

[I]n Amerika wird das Modell des Ich als ein Geist, der eine Maschine bewohnt, auf volkstmlicher Ebene fast unbestritten hingenommen.

- Tagebuch eines schlimmen Jahres, J.M. Coetzee

And is usually true of a man of one idea, [Charles] became obsessed.

- John Steinbeck

Henry liked fun and avoided when he could any solemn or serious matter, for he confused these with sorrow.

- John Steinbeck

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