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What would be the word for the vibe someone gives off... their mood.

He has a sour __.

Part of me wants to put attitude but I'm not talking about the attitude or the vibe really... I'm talking about the mood which he has as a person... almost his character.... like his inclination is to act this way. I know the word I just can't think of it... it starts with a "d" or an "e" I think...

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He has a sour _.

Disposition:

a person’s inherent qualities of mind and character:
a sweet-natured girl of a placid disposition

You can also consider temperament as well as personality.

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Brilliant! That is exactly the word I was looking for! –  Albert Renshaw Jan 11 '13 at 18:28
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Though the sort of person who says vibe might prefer aura. (I'm not such a person, so I agree with coleopterist). –  Jon Hanna Jan 11 '13 at 18:29
    
Aura is good to but not exactly what I was looking for... Disposition is the word! –  Albert Renshaw Jan 11 '13 at 18:30

'Demeanor' seems more descriptive of what another would pick up on. It refers to the way one carries themselves outwardly, whereas Disposition is more of a state of mind.

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