Please feel free to edit this question so it makes sense.
For example, if you're saying:
He has a bearish personality.
We're using the qualities of a bear, (big, grizzly, perhaps dangerous), to describe his personality.
The party was very British.
Conjures images of cups of tea, and polite reserved conversation; it's not saying the party was literally made of up British people.
These aren't similes or metaphors. Is there a term for it?