What Is Personal Disposition?

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Personal disposition is a person’s true character, attitude and outlook. It is a person’s tendency or habit to act in a certain way or perform an undertaking. A personal disposition can also be described as a habitual inclination.

Some examples of positive personal dispositions are being trustworthy, loving and open-minded. On the other hand, negative personal dispositions can include being cowardly, imprudent, biased and ill- tempered. A disposition differs from a skill in that a skill is something learned over time. A personal disposition is an inborn trait, sometimes inherited from one’s parents. For example, a person may be skilled at reading fluently but not inclined to do so.