(Gk. charassein, cut into, engrave, and logos, word, reason). Study of character, esp. its development and difference. Character is evident in a person's behavior. Some regard character as a result of organic structure, including the form of the body. Others place greater stress on influence of environment. Rationalistic approaches regard character as a result of convictions or sense of values. Environment, convictions, and values are often religious.
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