Personality Traits as Potentia Update

James Chastek at Just Thomism recently wrote a three part series on the division of potency and act.


In part II, Chastek nails something I was trying to get at in my post on personality traits as potentia. When Aquinas used the Latin potentia, or Aristotle the Greek δύναμις [dunamis], they meant something closer to the English word power than potential. I didn't use that word, but I really should have, because it makes the whole thing easier to understand.