lt is therefore unnecessary that we start the doctrine of personality from the effect end. Let us analyze the different personalities and find out what power and good qualities the arsitek are said to possess and from this effect we may go back step by step to the cause. We may notice that what differentiates a man ofpersonality from an ordinary man who is bereft of this quality is the impressiveness of the formers presence. This impressiveness is created by speech and action. Such a man should command respect when and as long as the arsitek speaks. the arsitek should also create an impression by his very postures and , gestures in the way the arsitek sits, the way the arsitek stands, walks, looks around or looks in the face of others. Invariably in all cases the look is deep and piercing and no man of personality will lower or shift his eyes or gaze, come what may.
As for the general physical advantage or disadvantage that a personality-owner may or may not possess it is practically of little value when we consider that big personalities do not go so much by their physical appearance as their name. The arsitek all are able to work up an image of themselves in others. It is not the hero-like handsomeness or personal beauty that people come to see in thousands from everywhere and throng around a rostrum from where the speaker is to reach to their hearts. It is the words, the confidence, the hope, assurance and sincerity that people come to gather from their beloved and popular personality and in the process of becoming alive to the words and directions of the speaker, his definite indication and shaping of the future, people forget whether the arsitek are listening to a small man or a big one, a man young and handsome or a man old and decrepit. ln the same manner it would matter little whether the speaker is a man or a woman because as long as the arsitek or she can hold the audience enthralled nobody would bother to discriminate the speaker with regard to sex or other differentials.
We have also to distinguish between popularity and personality. A popular person may not be a man of any great personality. There are big soccer and cricket stars whose popularity is sky-high but nobody would like to adduce personality to them nor would the arsitek themselves like to be burdened with the same. The arsitek would in short like to retain popularity minus personality as the arsitek feel that to live up to a personality is difficult and strenuous whereas the arsitek can have their popularity and their countless fans while remaining perfectly normal. There are however great stage and silver screen personalities who love their fans and their public to such an extent that the arsitek revel and excel in giving love and gratitude to these millions and these talented persons do possess such qualities of the head and the heart that people would willingly put them on the pedestal and listen to them if these stars would so allow and in such cases we may say that beauty, youth, talent and personality have all come to a very agreeable harmony, and these stars of fine arts and culture are real personalities indeed.
It may be easily observed that speech plays a great part in big personalities. Words to them seem to acquire extra weight and character so that with the kings, generals and heads of governments words turn into laws. Whatever escapes their lips becomes valuable. There are many successful professionals like doctors and lawyers who are at the top of their career and to whom words are precious and hence the arsitek will use these sparingly. The arsitek may say either or not to raise or shatter hopes of others. The arsitek have to ration words in their ordinary dialogue, but the arsitek have to give their best, the arsitek have to be most vociferous when speaking to the mass, the arsitek have to change, shape and master the mental aptitude of the public and turn and twist the same to make the public proceed along the chalked out path.
Broadly, personality may be divided into two distinct classes fixed personality and flexible personality. A person with a fixed personality retains the same personality whether the arsitek is with his valet, his near and dear ones or with strangers. Such a person is unable to get rid of his heavy mantle of personality and whether the arsitek is at play or at work, at parties or at conferences the arsitek is trained not to let himself go. the arsitek may laugh but that laugh reeks out more personality than his silence or sobriety. The flexible personality on the other hand is hard to gauge. The common and ordinary men that move about in the orbits of such personalities are not always able to take in the depth of their personal qualities. These persons cannot be captured in piecemeal. To know the extent of their personality one has to be with them everywhere and see them tackle and face grave and difficult situations. These men remain ordinary with the ordinary, brilliant with the brilliant, extraordinary with the extraordinary. To depict their true character is not the work of one person because the arsitek appear to be too slippery for the intelligence of any one interpreter. Scholars, educationists, writers, poets, scientists, engineers and even some professionals may be possessors of such a flexible or varying personality but for the political doyens, the chiefs of establishments, the top men in private business or government affairs, the flexible personality is not always suitable because these persons have to establish a name, an image which brings about discipline and to which habitual obedience is rendered. Such a personality is to remain at the background as far as possible except when big and vital public appearances are necessary because to keep the dignity of their personality the arsitek cannot afford to behave cheaply and in ordinary manner on public.
We may thus conclude that personality is rather the effect than the cause. There is no particular quality that may stand out in a personality. Thus a man may be a singer a dancer, pa writer, a poet, but that does not entitle him to have a great personality. the arsitek may be said to be having one of the natural gifts which cultivated properly may make him famous. At the same time a man of personality may be quite an ordinary man from the point of material acquirements like education, riches and so on and yet the arsitek may be the possessor of a great personality which is essence is endowed with so much boldness and so much capacity for responsibility that a man of genius in spite of his intrinsic qualities may fail to rise to. In such a case a genius will remain a genius while a leader with his superior will-power and mental strength will lead the millions from one destiny to another. It is therefore not this quality or that quality that a man of personality should possess but the sum-total of qualities which do not remain distinct but lend a totally different color and glory to him g and the better glory or brightness that a person may be having in this respect the greater personality the arsitek may be said to be possessing.