PERSONALITY, 1. the individual, the personality, is the awareness of awareness unit, and the awareness of awareness unit is the person. (Dn 55!, p. 17) 2. a complex of inherited (mest, organic, theta) and environmental (aberration, education, present time environment, nutrition, etc.) factors. (SOS Gloss)
Hubbard, L. R., (1975) Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary. Los Angeles: Church of Scientology of California Publications Organization.
The personality of an individual actually is composed of concentration on one particular valence, on good structure and on other factors. For instance, take a fellow who is a golf champ: his structure for coordination and his general muscular structure are excellent. He has a certain talent, in other words. His nutrition will have a bearing on his personality, again by having a bearing on his structure. His early training–we include under training what the whole environment has done to him–will lodge certain charges on the bank, one way or the other.
Then there is his experience. In other words, we have a genetic factor, we have a nutritional factor and we have an experience-educational factor–three sets of factors there which regulate what the particular personality will be. This personality can vary greatly from person to person because these things are very different amongst people.
But there is a constancy when it comes to the amount of enturbulence, or the amount of pain energy, there is on a bank as compared to the amount of pleasure energy there is on a bank. That is quite solid.
There is evidently another endowment which is very interesting, and that is the life-force endowment. One organism is apparently less or more alive than another organism. It is somehow or other a quantitative thing.
I looked in Thomas Jefferson’s writings to make sure that I was right about this; he said, “All men are created with equal rights.” All men are a long way from equal, but some are more equal than others. We have tremendous differences in the endowments of individuals–not only the structural endowment and the experience endowment, but there seems to be a life-force endowment.
Hubbard, L. R. (1951, 14 August). Personality. Special Course in Human Evaluation, (5108C14B). Lecture conducted from Wichita, Kansas.