Can I ask 'What's your personality?' instead of 'what are you like?'

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colia

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francais
Hello,

would anyone tell me if 'What's your personality?' makes sense in English?

Many thanks in advance for your replies.
 
  • colia

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    francais
    Thank you for these Florentia and Chez.
    The person who used the question thought it could be an equivalent for: 'what are you like?' that you ask when you want to know about someone's character (shy, friendly...).
     

    colia

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    francais
    Thanks sdgraham, the thread is very interesting and helpful ...but I really need the answer to my first question...(I suppose the answer is no).
     

    Keith Bradford

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    English (Midlands UK)
    What's your personality is a possible question in context. And the context I have in mind is where "personality" has a predetermined meaning. For instance:
    • They say most people are either introverted or extroverted. What's your personality?
    • "Jungian personality sorters" assign people to one of sixteen distinct personality types, along axes of introverted (I) or extroverted (E), Sensing (S) or Intuitive (N), Thinking (T) or Feeling (F), and Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).* So, what's your personality?
    * Sources: https://www.xeromag.com/fun/personality.html
    http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp
     
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