individuality

Whether it’s eating breakfast for lunch, learning Celtic step dancing, building birdhouses from popsicle sticks, showing off your shark tattoo, or speaking with an Australian accent on Tuesdays, all of these things can express your individuality, meaning what makes you unique.

Use the noun individuality to refer to the sum total of characteristics that make up a particular individual. Individuality consists of the good, the bad — and even the crazy — that make a person distinct. The word can be describe the state or value of being unique, like the members of a group whose individuality makes for lively discussions, or a having your car painted a special color — neon green, perhaps? — to express the owner's individuality.

Definitions of individuality
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n the quality of being individual

“so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
Synonyms:
individualism, individuation
Antonyms:
commonality, commonness
sharing of common attributes
Types:
singularity, uniqueness
the quality of being one of a kind
distinctiveness, peculiarity, speciality, specialness, specialty
a distinguishing trait
foible, idiosyncrasy, mannerism
a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
Type of:
trait
a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

n the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity

Synonyms:
identity, personal identity
Types:
gender identity
your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence
identification
the attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)
personhood
being a person
Type of:
personality
the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual

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