What was William Shakespeare's personality?


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Not much is known about William Shakespeare's personality, but he is said to have been lively and well liked. Evidence also suggests that he was somewhat generous.

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William Shakespeare was not only a playwright, but an actor. Therefore, he had a flare for drama and appreciated good storytelling. He was supposedly a well-mannered individual. Though he is sometimes portrayed as a starving artist, he actually acquired some wealth during his lifetime and records indicate that he frequently gave gifts. He is also said to have been attractive. There was, however, a 7-year chunk of Shakespeare's life for which his whereabouts were completely unaccounted.

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