If you're impersonal, you're neutral — you're not showing your feelings or your preference. If you choose people to be on your team by closing your eyes and pointing, that's impersonal — you're not picking your friends or the best players.

Impersonal can be good. An impersonal rejection is easier to take than one that specifies precisely why you, in particular, are a reject. But if your class is so impersonal, your teacher doesn't even know your name, that’s not good. A wedding that doesn't include details about the bride and groom would be impersonal and maybe more like a business meeting than a celebration. Impersonal comes from the Latin roots in- (or im-), "not," and personalis, "of a person."

Definitions of impersonal

adj not relating to or responsive to individual persons

“an impersonal corporation”
“an impersonal remark”
lacking personality
concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
ad hominem
appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason)
in each other's presence
individual, private
concerning one person exclusively
individualised, individualized, personalised, personalized
made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual
in the flesh, in-person
an appearance carried out personally in someone else's physical presence
ain, own
belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive
pointedly referring to or concerning a person's individual personality or intimate affairs especially offensively
involving direct communication or contact between persons or parties
concerning things deeply private and personal
confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
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adj having no personal preference

impersonal criticism”
nonsubjective, objective
undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena

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