Biographical characteristics are personalities or characters that influence a person. These characteristics normally affect a person in one way or the other within an organization or within society.
Personal characteristics such as age, gender, race and length of tenure that are objective and easily obtained from personnel records are examples of biographical characteristics. Think of the word "biography," which means a story or detailed description of someone's life. To produce a biography, research on the subject of the biography must be done, and biographical characteristics are noted. Many employers do research on these characteristics to choose the best candidate for the job.