noun Date: 1835 1. sameness of a thing with itself 2. individuality <
self-understanding is the necessary condition of a sense of self-identity — J. C. Murray

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Self-awareness — is the concept that one exists as an individual, separate from other people, with private thoughts. It may also include the understanding that other people are similarly self aware.Self consciousness is credited only with the development of… …   Wikipedia

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