self hood

selfhood

[self-hood]
noun
1.
the state of being an individual person; individuality.
2.
one's personality.

Origin:
1640–50; self + -hood

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selfhood (ˈsɛlfhʊd)
 
n
1.  philosophy
 a.  the state of having a distinct identity
 b.  the individuality so possessed
2.  a person's character
3.  the quality of being egocentric

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