3. FORMAL EXISTENCE; Internal conditions
[Nouns] intrinsicality, inbeing, inherence, inhesion; subjectiveness; ego; egohood; essence; essentialness; essential part, quintessence, incarnation, quiddity, gist, pith, marrow, core, sap, lifeblood, backbone, heart, soul; important part. (importance) [more].
principle, nature, constitution, character, type, quality, crasis, diathesis.
habit; temper, temperament; spirit, humor, grain; disposition.
endowment, capacity; capability (power) [more].
[Adjectives] derived from within, subjective; intrinsic, intrinsical; fundamental, normal; implanted, inherent,.essential, natural; innate, inborn, inbred, ingrained, inwrought; coeval with birth, genetous, haematobious, syngenic, radical, incarnate, thoroughbred, hereditary, inherited, immanent; congenital, congenite; connate, running in the blood; ingenerate, ingenite; indigenous; in the grain; bred in the bone, instinctive; inward, internal [more]; to the manner born; virtual.
[Phrases] "character is higher than intellect " [Emerson]; "come give us a taste of your quality" [Hamlet]; magnos homines virtute metimur non fortuna [(Latin) Nepos. "We measure great men by their virtue, not by their fortune"]; non numero haec judicantur sed pondere [Cicero]; "vital spark of heavenly flame" [Pope].