The politician is very popular because he has a friendly and personable disposition.
An example of personable is a politician or celebrity who moves easily around the room, talking to everyone.
Origin of personableMiddle English personabilis
- Pleasantly sociable.
- Pleasing in appearance; attractive.
(comparative more personable, superlative most personable)
From Middle English personable, personabil, equivalent to person +"Ž -able. Compare Medieval Latin personabilis (“personal"), found in a late 13th century British source. The Middle French personable (“remarkable, important"), doesn't appear until 1528.