The Personality Number is one of the 5 core numbers in Numerology.

Of the two main numbers derived from the Destiny, or Expression Number (also sometimes called the “Total Name Number”) the Personality Number is probably the least known. The other is the Soul Urge Number – and whilst the Soul Urge is calculated using only the vowels in your full name at birth, the Personality Number is calculated using only the consonants.

What’s The Meaning of The Personality Number?

This core number is pretty self-explanatory – it describes the personality! The characteristic traits and qualities that make you who you are, when relating to other people in the world. As such, it often uncannily describes the personal style and preferred dress of the individual.

Interestingly some modern Numerologists call this number the “Quiet Self”. They use it not as a marker of outward behavior, but as an indicator of what an individual dreams of doing in the outer world.

One thing is certain: It’s a vital number to consider when it comes to understanding the self, being able to practice acceptance, self-compassion, and self-love.

Knowing more about this small corner of your Numerology chart can also provide pointers on how to work on certain areas of the self, to improve, grow and develop into maturity.

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How To Calculate Your Personality Number

In Numerology, there are two ways to find the Personality Number (according to Pythagorean Numerology that is).

1. Subtract the Soul Urge Number from the Destiny Number

** NOTE: If you find the Personality by the subtraction method, then the Master Numbers 11 or 22 won’t be revealed unless you use the subtotals.

2. Add together the numerological values of all the consonants in your full birth name. Then keep summing until you reach a single digit (or Master Number).

Remember that this number cannot come from your nickname or your married name, but must be the name that is found written in full on your birth certificate, (that’s first name, middle name/s, and surname/s) and if your name is misspelled on your birth certificate, use that to configure your Personality number.

The way that we do this in numerology, is by using the alphabet conversion chart below:



It can be hard to know what to do with the letter Y, because sometimes it’s used as a consonant, and sometimes as a vowel. It all depends on how it’s being used within each specific word, and what sound it makes.

Here’s a simple rule to help you work out whether to include it in your calculation:


  • Y is used in place of a hard consonant sound (Yoda, Yuliana, Toyota)
  • Y follows a vowel in the same syllable and does not provide a separate vowel sound (Grayson, Maya, Nataliya)

Once you’ve calculated your Personality Number (or your loved one’s) using the method described above, read on to discover the corresponding readings…


Personality Numbers & Their Meanings

Personality Number 1

Signifies leadership. This individual is dignified, likable, outstanding, one who likes to “dress to impress”. This Numerology is more concerned with their impression on others than most.

Likely viewed as a fearless leader with high levels of perseverance and stamina. The Number 1 displays efficiency and is often seen as the forerunner with the skills to direct people and projects.

Personality Number 2

Associated with companionship. Pleasing, gentle, someone who pays attention to details – especially in dress. Sometimes fussy or needs to choose style over comfort.

The number 2 is a peacemaker, reliable and fair. Calmness and tranquility and trustworthiness make this person a natural mediator. Down to earth, friendly and a good listener. A sensitive nature conveys great patience.

Personality Number 3

High levels of self-expression. Talkative, friendly, artistic in style, likes jewelry and sometimes is more showy than necessary in their style of dress.
This individual is seen as an eternal optimist and others find it a pleasure to be in their presence. Giving

love and affection is easy for this numerology. Possesses great conversational skills and comes across highly engaging. Not only that, they’re a great listener.

Others may confide in the number 3 person for an honest opinion because of their upfront and truthful nature.

Personality Number 4

Hard-working; serious and practical in demeanor. Dresses in well-fitting clothes, but has to avoid over-dressing or being overly defensive.

The number 4 is highly dependable, reliable and trustworthy. Displaying a love for family and community, this person is viewed as someone who is devoted. With a deep love for learning, this numerology is respectful and committed to the core.

Strength and character are hallmarks of the 4 personality!

Personality Number 5

Freedom-oriented, changeable, and modern in style, the number 5 is always up on the latest trends in both speech and clothing. An adventurous type, this individual is original with rapid-fire wit and a touch of nervous energy.

Conversations with this numerology promise to exhilarate and be thought-provoking. They enthusiastically share ideas, and others are inspired by their boundless energy.

Personality Number 6

Responsibility-oriented, this numerology is sympathetic and compassionate. Does not pay too much attention to dressing, prefers casual or vintage styles. This individual is a protector.

With a loving disposition, people lean on this person for support. Generous and one of good counsel. The number 6 radiates calmness and patience, and has the ability to unite others. People look to them for solace in times of turmoil.

Personality Number 7

Knowledge-oriented. Sometimes the number 7 acts and styles themselves as an “outsider” or “loner”. They’re generally friendly, but reserved.

Philosophical and an enigma, this numerology provides an observant personality that wants to know how things work. Has a passion for discovering and questioning. Some may see this persona as secretive, yet people listen to them because of their innate wisdom and often find their words to be profound.

Personality Number 8

Materialistic; friendly and optimistic, this numerology impresses others with their ease in taking executive positions of influence. Heavy or sporty well-made clothes are the preference.

This numerology is authoritative and influential. An individual who has a powerful presence and an enthusiasm that makes them memorable. The number 8 is a competent hard worker who will happily execute any task. Has the ability to take on and manage large scale projects with great success!

Personality Number 9

Service-oriented, this numerology often looks younger than their age. Friendly and generous, they need to avoid wearing black. Usually prefers to dress casually or in “practical” clothes. The number 9 is trustworthy, selfless, understanding and compassionate. This individual can be depended on by others and radiates a spiritual insight.

People seek their advice and wisdom. They are highly tolerant and have a sympathetic heart.

Personality Number 11

Spiritually minded and super-intuitive, the Master number 11 is always interested in the next new spiritual trend. Their boho, beachy, and natural style means they ensure they’re considering the origins of their clothes and making sure they’re fairly traded and ethically sourced.

With healing energy, this individual tends to be surrounded by others who are into the personal growth field.

Personality Number 22

With both a highly intuitive side, and a grounded, practical edge, the master number 22 is usually the one with their hands dirty! Not so concerned with the latest style, these folks love practicality and hardwearing textures.

Great communicators, these individuals tend to know just how to delegate, and usually have a crowd of people around them, all happy to help with whatever new project they have on the go.


SO… What’s YOUR Personality Number? Share with us in the comments below, and tell us, what have you learned about yourself today…

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Roy Kirkland has been a lucid dreamer with an interest in the esoteric sciences since early childhood. His practice in these ancient systems now spans several decades. Roy has gained several professional certifications from both the US and India for his work and has been featured on multiple media outlets. He has done presentations, workshops and live predictions for thousands of individuals all over the world.



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