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A self is an individual person, from his or her own point of view. To you, self is you. To someone else, self is that person.

The following list of topics is provided as an overview of and introduction to the self:

Essence of oneself[change | edit source]

Main articles: Self (philosophy), Self (psychology), and Self (sociology)

Self constructs[change | edit source]

Stages of life[change | edit source]

1. Infancy
2. Childhood
3. Adolescence
4. Adulthood
5. Middle age
6. Old age

Major life events[change | edit source]

1. Birth
2. Primary school
3. Graduation
4. Coming of age
5. Employment
6. Marriage
7. Parenthood
8. Retirement
9. second childhood
10. Death

Individual rights[change | edit source]

Main articles: Human rights, Individual rights, and Personal rights

You have:

  • security rights that protect people against crimes such as murder, massacre, torture and rape
  • liberty rights that protect freedoms in areas such as belief and religion, association, assembling and movement
  • political rights that protect the liberty to participate in politics by expressing themselves, protesting, voting and serving in public office
  • due process rights that protect against abuses of the legal system such as imprisonment without trial, secret trials and excessive punishments
  • equality rights that guarantee equal citizenship, equality before the law and nondiscrimination
  • welfare rights (also known as economic or social rights) that require the provision of education and protections against severe poverty and starvation
  • group rights that provide protection for groups against ethnic genocide and for the ownership by countries of their national territories and resources

Personality traits[change | edit source]

Main articles: Big Five personality traits and Trait theory

Personal values[change | edit source]

Virtues[change | edit source]

See the list at Virtue#Virtues and values

Vices[change | edit source]

Self-actualization[change | edit source]

Self management[change | edit source]

Self-preservation and self-maintenance[change | edit source]

Personal concepts[change | edit source]

Harmful traits and practices[change | edit source]

Other pages[change | edit source]