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Myself vs. Self — What's the Difference?

Myself vs. Self — What's the Difference?

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Myself

Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition when he or she is the subject of the clause
I strolled around, muttering to myself
I hurt myself by accident
Oct 19, 2021

Self

The self is an individual person as the object of its own reflective consciousness. Since the self is a reference by a subject to the same subject, this reference is necessarily subjective.
Oct 19, 2021

Myself

I or me personally (used to emphasize the speaker)
I myself am unsure how this problem should be handled
I wrote it myself
Oct 19, 2021

Self

A person's essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action
Language is an aspect of a person's sense of self
Our alienation from our true selves
Guilt can be turned against the self
Oct 19, 2021

Myself

Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself; I
Myself presented to him a bronze sword
Oct 19, 2021
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Self

(of a trimming or cover) of the same material and colour as the rest of the item
A button-through style with self belt
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Myself

(reflexive pronoun) Me, as direct or indirect object the speaker as the object of a verb or preposition, when the speaker is also the subject.
I taught myself.
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Self

Self-pollinate; self-fertilize
A variety that selfs itself loses lots of vigour in the progeny
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Myself

Personally, for my part; used in apposition to I, sometimes for simple emphasis and sometimes with implicit exclusion of any others performing the activity described.
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Self

The total, essential, or particular being of a person; the individual
"An actor's instrument is the self" (Joan Juliet Buck).
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Myself

In my normal state of body or mind.
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Self

The essential qualities distinguishing one person from another; individuality
"He would walk a little first along the southern walls, shed his European self, fully enter this world" (Howard Kaplan).
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Myself

Me (as the object of a verb or preposition).
I feel like myself.
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Self

One's consciousness of one's own being or identity; the ego
"For some of us, the self's natural doubts are given in mesmerizing amplification by way of critics' negative assessments of our writing" (Joyce Carol Oates).
Oct 19, 2021

Myself

(archaic) I (as the subject of a verb).
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Self

One's own interests, welfare, or advantage
Thinking of self alone.
Oct 19, 2021

Myself

My name is...
Myself John.
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Self

(Immunology) That which the immune system identifies as belonging to the body
Tissues no longer recognized as self.
Oct 19, 2021

Myself

I or me in person; - used for emphasis, my own self or person; as I myself will do it; I have done it myself; - used also instead of me, as the object of the first person of a reflexive verb, without emphasis; as, I will defend myself.
Oct 19, 2021

Self

Of the same character throughout.
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Self

Of the same material as the article with which it is used
A dress with a self belt.
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Self

(Obsolete) Same or identical.
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Self

To fertilize or pollinate itself. Used of hermaphroditic organisms.
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Self

(obsolete) Himself, herself, itself, themselves; that specific (person mentioned).
This argument was put forward by the defendant self.
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Self

Myself.
I made out a cheque, payable to self, which cheered me up somewhat.
Oct 19, 2021

Self

One individual's personality, character, demeanor, or disposition.
One's true self; one's better self; one's former self
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Self

The subject of one's own experience of phenomena: perception, emotions, thoughts.
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Self

An individual person as the object of the person's own reflective consciousness (plural selves).
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Self

Self-interest or personal advantage.
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Self

Identity or personality.
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Self

(botany) A seedling produced by self-pollination (plural selfs).
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Self

(botany) A flower having its colour uniform as opposed to variegated.
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Self

Any molecule, cell, or tissue of an organism's own (belonging to the self), as opposed to a foreign (nonself) molecule, cell, or tissue (for example, infective, allogenic, or xenogenic).
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Self

(botany) To fertilise by the same individual; to self-fertilise or self-pollinate.
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Self

(botany) To fertilise by the same strain; to inbreed.
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Self

Having its own or a single nature or character throughout, as in colour, composition, etc., without addition or change; of the same kind; unmixed.
A self bow: one made from a single piece of wood
A self flower or plant: one which is wholly of one colour
Oct 19, 2021

Self

(obsolete) Same, identical.
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Self

(obsolete) Belonging to oneself; own.
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Self

Of or relating to any molecule, cell, or tissue of an organism's own (belonging to the self), as opposed to a foreign (nonself) molecule, cell, or tissue (for example, infective, allogenic, or xenogenic).
Oct 19, 2021

Self

Same; particular; very; identical.
To shoot another arrow that self wayWhich you did shoot the first.
At that self moment enters Palamon.
Oct 19, 2021

Self

Having its own or a single nature or character, as in color, composition, etc., without addition or change; unmixed; as, a self bow, one made from a single piece of wood; self flower or plant, one which is wholly of one color; self-colored.
Oct 19, 2021

Self

The individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings, and the possessor of capacities and character; a person as a distinct individual; a being regarded as having personality.
A man's self may be the worst fellow to converse with in the world.
The self, the I, is recognized in every act of intelligence as the subject to which that act belongs. It is I that perceive, I that imagine, I that remember, I that attend, I that compare, I that feel, I that will, I that am conscious.
Oct 19, 2021

Self

Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.
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Self

Personification; embodiment.
She was beauty's self.
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Self

Your consciousness of your own identity
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Self

A person considered as a unique individual;
One's own self
Oct 19, 2021

Self

Combining form; oneself or itself;
Self-control
Oct 19, 2021

Self

Used as a combining form; relating to--of or by or to or from or for--the self;
Self-knowledge
Self-proclaimed
Self-induced
Oct 19, 2021

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