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Someone who holds views similar to a humanist (i.e. upholding human reason, ethics, and justice, and rejecting supernaturalism, pseudoscience, and superstition), but with different rights-criteria. The main distinction is that personists believe that rights are conferred to the extent that a creature is a person.

Consequently, a member of the human species will not necessarily fit the definition of “person” and may not receive all the rights bestowed to a person. This philosophy is also supposedly open to the idea that such non-human persons as machines, animals, and extraterrestrial life (depending on their sentience) may be entitled to certain rights currently granted only to humans.
John prefers to identify himself as a Personist rather than a Humanist, because he believes that humans are not the only animal species worthy of consideration.
by stringman5 January 09, 2011
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not racist or sexist but dislike without hateing someone very much for their attitude and outlooks of the world.
i dont hate Elly im personist against them because shes freaky and i dont like her.
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A person who thinks that they or better, or hates a person for being different in any way. (Over weight, short, tall, skinny, black, white, etc)
A Bully is an example of a Personist Person.
by SP_TCW March 16, 2008
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