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What does "no personality" mean?

this might be really stupid but i keep seeing things on here like "no personality", but i don't understand how someone can have "no" personality... i mean everyone has a personality.. some people are just quiet or vacuous or whatever... but that's their personality. i mean there was this quiet person at my old school, who never talked, people said they had "no personality"... i felt a bit bad for them but never in any of their classes or anything... so at college i did have them in one of my classes when i moved there, and made an effort to talk to them because they looked a bit lost, and she's now one of my closest friends (and my friends have forgotten about the whole "no personality" comments) and definitely has a personality..

does "no personality" just basically mean quiet and shy? because i don't see that that's going to build their confidence...

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Reply 1
I guess people use it as a descriptive way of explaining what that person is like e.g. the loud one, the flirty one etc. Just means nothing in particular really comes across. Usually just have to try a little harder with these people.
Reply 2
People who have 'no personality' just tend to imitate other people's views, opinions and style and not really think for themselves... Talk inanely about things of little significance with little enthusiasm :dontknow: Not really sure to be honest... I've heard of some people substituting their lack of personality with interesting clothes or props. Seems weird :erm:

e.g. "Hi, I'm Emily, look at my coat. Isn't it a nice coat. It's red, and whenever people think about me they think about my red coat because I always wear my red coat..."
boring
It's a slightly harsher way of saying "Nice, but a bit dull".
Reply 5
You have nothing witty/interesting to say.
When people are like everyone else, but when you get them on their own there's no spark or interesting thing about them. They can't think of a thing to say and it's not because they're desperately shy or anything. They haven't got any interests, don't think for themselves, can't really name any books or films or music they like...just boring!
Original post by laurenl93
boring


This. I'd rather be called boring TBH, "no personality" is patronizing. Yes, I do have a personality, it's just not one you like.
It means they base their views/opinions on others, i.e. they can't think of anything for themselves. Or they're just boring.
Reply 9
i wouldn't say no personality is quite. But boring yes. Typical conversation:

Well lad what the craic?
Not much
.....
Do much this weekend then?
nuh
......
Aw right, saven the funds for something big
nuh
.....
Awk right, look at the time, well doesn't it fly when your enjoyin yourself, gotta get to class, see ya
Can't hold a decent conversation... or has a bad attitude.
Original post by sarahthegemini
It means they base their views/opinions on others, i.e. they can't think of anything for themselves. Or they're just boring.


here, this is 100% off topic but, that flower or sun thing in your picture. Well how do you get a picture there, ive been trying to find out myself for a while now
Reply 12
When a person has nothing interesting to say or anything fairly interesting about them. They don't have anything to talk about and tend to talk about nothing a lot. Sometimes people are quiet but sometimes, people are just boring. :/
Reply 13
Original post by bestofyou
i wouldn't say no personality is quite. But boring yes. Typical conversation:

Well lad what the craic?
Not much
.....
Do much this weekend then?
nuh
......
Aw right, saven the funds for something big
nuh
.....
Awk right, look at the time, well doesn't it fly when your enjoyin yourself, gotta get to class, see ya


theyre probably still trying to work out what "craic" means to be honest
Reply 14
A person with 'no personality' doesnt mean youre a blank sheet of paper, it just means that the accuser has yet to discover who you are, or you dont have very obvious traits (such as being a nerd or very funny)... nobody has 'more personality' than another..
When people have no interests or opinions, and don't know about or do anything interesting.

Some people can appear to have no personality when they actually do but just aren't talkative. And some people can talk about crap but still have no personality.
Reply 16
I would say that it meant that they had no personality in the sense that they had no original thought, or ideas or views of their own...

Being quiet or shy isn't really that much to do with it, obviously it make it harder to see the 'real' them, but only for extroverted people. Introverted people tend to be better judges of people...
Original post by Bellissima
theyre probably still trying to work out what "craic" means to be honest


whats the craic = literal translation = anything fun happening = real translation = whats up

always the response on not much even if your haven some serious craic.

Excuse my Irish slang
Reply 18
Original post by bestofyou
whats the craic = literal translation = anything fun happening = real translation = whats up

always the response on not much even if your haven some serious craic.

Excuse my Irish slang


ohh ok thanks i've never heard it before!
Reply 19
Original post by Bellissima
this might be really stupid but i keep seeing things on here like "no personality", but i don't understand how someone can have "no" personality... i mean everyone has a personality.. some people are just quiet or vacuous or whatever... but that's their personality. i mean there was this quiet person at my old school, who never talked, people said they had "no personality"... i felt a bit bad for them but never in any of their classes or anything... so at college i did have them in one of my classes when i moved there, and made an effort to talk to them because they looked a bit lost, and she's now one of my closest friends (and my friends have forgotten about the whole "no personality" comments) and definitely has a personality..

does "no personality" just basically mean quiet and shy? because i don't see that that's going to build their confidence...


Watch the Inbetweeners episode where they go on that double date. That elephantine girl who gets rejected by Will is an example of someone with no personality. Not necessarily quiet, but instead typically someone with nothing interesting to say or do; nothing which separates them from the crowd.

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