Your self is your sense of who you are, deep down — your identity. When you let someone else know you well, you reveal your true self to them.

If the subject of your thoughts is you, you're thinking about your self — or, alternately, yourself. There are parts of your brain that make it possible for you to think about the concept of self, and schools of philosophy devoted to exploring why people have a unique sense of self. Psychologists also study the development of the self, or the beginning of self-awareness, in children. Self comes from the Old English, in which it means "one's own person."

Definitions of self

n your consciousness of your own identity

(Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious
Type of:
an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation

n a person considered as a unique individual

“one's own self
number one
a reference to yourself or myself etc.; `take care of number one' means to put your own interests first
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

adj (used as a combining form) relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self


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