In the last lesson we saw the western meaning of the word Personality which is 'Acting' wearing Mask. It is how we manipulate people faking oneself. When we pretend and not authentic we become a 'hypocrite' and our integrity is shattered. When there is no alignment between 'What we think, talk and act', we become a hypocrite. We may feel we are clever but the other person can easily figure out we are not trust worthy as our 'intentions' become evident at some point in time.
Swami Shukhbodananda once said "If you keep a rose flower in your pocket the fragrance will be evident". Similarly our "Intention" is like the fragrance which will be known to others even though we hide behind our external behaviour. Hence a true "Personality" is manifestation of principles which Steven Covey called "Character Ethics". The Vedic meaning of Personality is entirely based on our inner self which we will see in next lesson.
Enough for the day.