From what I understand the word "personify" is defined to "represent (a quality or concept) by a figure in human form." The word I am looking for is the opposite. More specifically, I am looking for a word that "represents a human by a quality or concept." This is how I want to use it:
"When life hands you lemons, you make some lemonade." The preceding quote depicts adaptability and flexibility. It, in a way, personifies me.
The bolded word is what I am looking for.
Note: A similar question on "personification" on this Stack Exchange was not of very much help.