In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

Being a Marked Person

The Key Root for this column: Old French caractere, via Latin from Greek kharaktér, "a stamping tool."

Minor Roots: None

Words and Phrases List

character, characteristic, real character, mensch

Thoughts for Today

  1. What are your primary characteristics?
  2. When do you call someone a "real character," what are you really saying?
  3. What's the difference between a "characteristic" and a "label?"
  4. What's good and bad about labeling?
  5. Who is your favorite person with character? What makes them a role model for you?