As we shall see, these everyday uses of the term are quite different from the meaning psychologists give to the term personality.
The term personality has been derived from a Latin word ‘persona’- means ‘mask’.
D.s, at least in the better graduate programs, found positions where research was primary, either in major universities, industry or government. D.s find employment in colleges that are chiefly devoted to teaching or work as adjunct instructors and are not expected to do research.
Aspiring college instructors also need to know much more now in order to teach effectively.
Some other people refer to intellectual qualities like intelligence, activeness, way of speech, thinking and reasoning abilities, etc.
It is also referred to social characteristics like sociability, generosity, kindness, reservedness, etc.
The reasons for concern include: While some college leaders are making serious efforts to improve the quality of teaching, many others seem content with their existing programs.
Although they recognize the existence of problems affecting higher education as a whole, such as grade inflation or a decline in the rigor of academic standards, few seem to believe that these difficulties exist on their own campus, or they tend to attribute most of the difficulty to the poor preparation of students before they enroll.
In daily life the term personality is very freely used by people with different meanings.
Some people refer to the physical appearance like height, weight, colour, body built, dress, voice, etc.