Personality vs. Character

Personality is like a rose
Everyone likes it
It attracts for a couple of days
And is then thrown away

Character is like chlorophyll
Not many know about it
It’s not visible
But it sustains life on earth.


11 thoughts on “Personality vs. Character

  1. Mahendra: Here is a thought for you.

    They say, “character is what you are in the dark, when nobody is looking”.

    And chlorophyll needs light to be useful and do its job of sustaining life.

    How do we reconcile these two?

    PS This is what happens when a simile is read with the lens of a metaphor πŸ™‚

  2. Nita, Prerna: Thanks!

    Shefaly: The thing is, even if chlorophyll needs light, it itself works in the dark, just like Character! πŸ˜‰

  3. or you could think of personality as the tip of the iceberg, the visible 20 percnt of character which forms the underlying base and the vital 80 p.c. that sustains personality πŸ™‚

  4. when smthng changes or starts ging bad abt the chlorophyll within, the leaves change colour too…personality cd be the outward manifestation of whats within? the convictions, the history of credibilty one builds up etc? just an idea…and u made me think

  5. A brilliant analogy – comparing chlorophyll with character and the comment that chlorophyll itself works in the dark. This is some food for thought. Thanks

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