Self

The self is an individual person as the object of its own reflective consciousness. Since self is a reference by a subject to the same subject, this reference is necessarily subjective. The sense of having a self—or self-hood—should, however, not be confused with subjectivity itself.[1] Ostensibly, this sense is directed outward from the subject to refer inward, back to its “self” (or itself). Examples of psychiatric conditions where such “sameness” may become broken include depersonalization, which sometimes occurs in schizophrenia: the self appears different from the subject.

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