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Characterology

(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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