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A self is an individual person, from his or her own perspective. 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:

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Essence of oneself[]

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

Self constructs[]

Stages of life[]

1. Infancy
2. Childhood

3. Adolescence
4. Adulthood

5. Middle age
6. Old age

Major life events[]

1. Birth
2. Primary school
3. Graduation

4. Coming of age
5. Employment
6. Marriage

7. Parenthood
8. Retirement
9. Death

Individual rights[]

Rights
Animal rights
Children's rights
Collective rights
Client rights
Civil rights
Equal rights
Fathers' rights
Gay and Lesbian Rights
Group rights
Human rights
Inalienable rights
Individual rights
Legal rights
Men's rights
Natural right
Negative & positive
Reproductive rights
Self-defense
Social rights
"Three generations"
Women's rights
Workers' rights
Youth rights
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[]

Main articles: Big Five personality traits and Trait theory

Personal values[]

Virtues[]

See the list at Virtue#Virtues and values

Vices[]

Main article: Vice

  • Sloth
  • Laziness

Self-actualization[]

Main article: Self-actualization

Self management[]

Self-preservation and self-maintenance[]

Personal concepts[]

Harmful traits and practices[]

See also[]

External links[]

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