person-, parson-

(Latin: human being; originally, character in a drama, mask)

personableness (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
The attribute, or quality, that makes a person socially attractive to others.
personage (s) (noun), personages (pl)
1. An important individual, a celebrity, or a famous name: Jane found out that President Lincoln was a personage who had great influence in the course of history.
2. A character in a book, a movie, or play: In the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is a famous personage
personal (s) (noun), personals (pl)
A short paragraph or advertisement in a newspaper that is written to or about a particular individual or people.
personal (adjective), more personal, most personal
1. Conveying a characteristic that belongs to a particular person rather than to anyone else.
2. A reference to one's private life, relationships, and emotions rather than situations connected with one's public or professional career.
personal friend (s) (noun), personal friends (pl)
Someone who is well known rather than just a colleague or an acquaintance.
personal friendship (s) (noun), personal friendships (pl)
The sharing of close relationships, social associations, and interests.
personal space (s) (noun), personal spaces (pl)
1. The physical area immediately surrounding someone into which any encroachment feels threatening to or uncomfortable for him or her.
2. A region designated for the use of an individual within a larger communal area; such as, an office.
3. Time in which a person is undisturbed and free to concentrate on his or her own thoughts, desires, or needs.
personality (s) (noun), personalities (pl)
1. A set of individual differences that are affected by the development of someone; including values, attitudes, memories, social relationships, habits, and skills.
2. Pleasing or attractive qualities of a person.
personalize (verb), personalizes; personalized; personalizing
1. To conceive or to produce something to meet a someone's special requirements.
2. To create a composition that belongs to a particular writer by marking it with his or her name or initials.
personally (adverb), more personally, most personally
1. Relating to the presence or action of the individual specified: Shirley thanked William personally for what he did for her and her family when her car had a flat tire.
2. A reference what is used to indicate that a specified person and no other is involved in something: Jerome really appreciated his father because he was personally responsible for the financial aid that was needed for the trip.
personate (verb), personates; personated; personating
To pretend to be someone else; especially, for fraudulent purposes: Al's neighbor personated another person's name in order to cast another vote for the person who was running for governor of his state.
personation (s) (noun), personations (pl)
1. A situation when a person plays the part of a character in a play or drama.
2. A term which is used in law for the specific kind of voter fraud when an individual chooses candidates in an election while pretending to be another elector who has the right to fill in the ballot.
personator (s) (noun), personators (pl)
Anyone who casts a vote in another man's or woman's name.
personification (s) (noun), personifications (pl)
1. The regarding of human characteristics, emotions, and intentions to nonhuman entities or objects: Joe heard someone refer to the sun as "he" and the moon as "she".
2. A creature imagined as representing a thing or an idea: Satan is the personification of evil.
personifier (s) (noun), personifiers (pl)
Someone who represents a figure in human form as with sculptures or statues.