Personal vs. personnel

Personal = (adjective)  belonging to or affecting a particular person.

  • I don’t want to interfere in her personal matters.
  • He takes personal interest in her progress.
  • Pilgrims are warned to keep their personal belongings with them.


Personnel = (noun , ( sing or plural verb) staff, persons employed in any work, especially public undertakings and Armed Forces.

  • There were 10 airline personnel on the plane when it crashed down.
  • Personnel Manager is one who is in charge of relationship between individual employees, their problems, grievances etc.
  • Please contact the personnel manager for more information.
  • This area is earmarked for military personnel.

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