Impersonal vs. Personal

Impersonal vs. Personal — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Impersonal and Personal

Impersonaladjective

Lacking personality; not being a person

an impersonal force.

Personaladjective

Of or relating to a particular person; private

“Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted” (Elizabeth Janeway).

Impersonaladjective

Showing no emotion or personality

an aloof, impersonal manner.

Personaladjective

Done, made, or performed in person

a personal appearance.

Impersonaladjective

Having no personal reference or connection

an impersonal remark.

Personaladjective

Done to or for or directed toward a particular person

a personal favor.

Impersonaladjective

Not responsive to or expressive of human personalities

a large, impersonal corporation.

Personaladjective

Concerning a particular person and that person's private business, interests, or activities; intimate

I have something personal to tell you.

Impersonaladjective

Of, relating to, or being a verb that expresses the action of an unspecified subject, as in methinks, "it seems to me"; Latin pluit, "it rains"; or, with an expletive subject, it snowed.

Personaladjective

Aimed pointedly at the most intimate aspects of a person, especially in a critical or hostile manner

an uncalled-for, highly personal remark.

Impersonaladjective

Indefinite. Used of pronouns.

Personaladjective

Tending to make remarks, or be unduly questioning, about another's affairs

As the student debate got heated, it got personal.

Impersonaladjective

Not personal; not representing a person; not having personality.

An almighty but impersonal power, called Fate. –Sir J. Stephen.

Personaladjective

Of or relating to the body or physical being

personal cleanliness.

Impersonaladjective

Lacking warmth or emotion; cold.

She sounded impersonal as she gave her report of the Nazi death camps.

Personaladjective

Relating to or having the nature of a person or self-conscious being

belief in a personal God.

Impersonaladjective

Not having a subject, or having a third person pronoun without an antecedent.

The verb “rain” is impersonal in sentences like “It’s raining.”

Personaladjective

(Law) Of or relating to the person

personal property as opposed to real property.personal jurisdiction as opposed to in rem jurisdiction.

Impersonaladjective

not relating to or responsive to individual persons;

an impersonal corporationan impersonal remark

Personaladjective

(Grammar) Indicating grammatical person.

Impersonaladjective

having no personal preference;

impersonal criticisma neutral observer

Personalnoun

A personal item or notice in a newspaper.

Personalnoun

personals A column in a newspaper or magazine featuring personal notices.

Personaladjective

Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.

Personaladjective

Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general

personal question;personal desireHer song was her personal look at the values of friendship.You can't read my diary - it is personal.

Personaladjective

Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal.

personal charms

Personaladjective

Done in person; without the intervention of another.

a personal interview;personal settings

Personaladjective

Relating to an individual, their character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner

personal reflections or remarks

Personaladjective

(grammar) Denoting a person.

a personal' pronoun

Personalnoun

An advertisement by which individuals attempt to meet others with similar interests.

Personalnoun

A movable; a chattel.

Personalnoun

a short newspaper article about a particular person or group

Personaladjective

concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality;

a personal favorfor your personal usepersonal papersI have something personal to tell youa personal Godhe has his personal bank account and she has hers

Personaladjective

particular to a given individual

Personaladjective

of or arising from personality;

personal magnetism

Personaladjective

intimately concerning a person's body or physical being;

personal hygiene

Personaladjective

indicating grammatical person;

personal verb endings