These nouns pertain to a person's behavior as it reveals such distinctive personal qualities as his or her individuality or upbringing.
■ Bearing, the most inclusive, applies to both physical posture and general conduct:
- “That is Claudio. I know him by his bearing” (Shakespeare).
- their arrogant, overbearing manner.
- “The President's outward demeanor was genial and relaxed” (Edmund S. Muskie).
- She maintained her serious mien until the interview was over.
- “Sir Thomas More was a man of stately and handsome presence” (Horace Walpole).