“Personal” vs. “Personable”: What’s the Difference?

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The difference between “personal” and “personable”

  • Personal is related to an individual's private life while personable relates to their personality or appearance.
  • Personal emphasizes the uniqueness of a specific person while personable speaks to the ability to create connections with others.
  • Personal usually refers to something that belongs to or is experienced by a person, while personable is a quality that a person possesses.
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What is the definition of “personal” and “personable”?

  • Relating to a specific individual or their private life.
  • Treated or intended for use by a particular person or group.
  • Referring to an individual's emotions, interests, or experiences.
  • Having a pleasant personality or appearance.
  • Approachable and easy to talk to.
  • Exhibiting good social skills or charm.

Which is the more popular variant on the Internet?

“Personal” is the more popular variant on the web.
More popular
9,150,000,000 results on the web
  1. My personal preference is to always order dessert.
  2. I prefer to keep my personal life separate from my work life.
  3. That's a personal decision that only I can make.
30,000,000 results on the web
  1. The salesperson was very personable and made me feel comfortable with my purchase.
  2. She's a very personable individual who loves meeting new people.
  3. His friendly and personable nature made him a great candidate for the job.
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