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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the human self:

Selfindividuality, from one's own perspective. To each person, self is that person. Oneself can be a subject of philosophy, psychology and developmental psychology; religion and spirituality, social science and neuroscience.

In general

Components of self

Personal identity

Personal identity


Further information: Personality psychology


Personality traits

Personality trait

Big Five personality traits

Big Five personality traits


Virtue – characteristic of a person which supports individual moral excellence and collective well-being. Such characteristics are valued as a principle and recognized as a good way to be. This list is necessarily incomplete.


Main article: Vice

See also: Sin

Harmful traits and practices

Personal experience

Personal life

Personal life

Stages of life

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

Major life events

1. Birth
2. Education
3. Graduation
4. Coming of age
5. Employment
6. Marriage
7. Parenthood
8. Retirement
9. Death


Self-actualization –


Self-management –

Self-preservation and self-maintenance

Individual rights

See also: Outline of rights and Human rights

Individual rights – much of the western world values the concept of individual rights. These rights vary from culture to culture, and by very definition, from person to person, and appear mainly in individualist societies. In considering the self, the most intimate legal relation would be what is codified as 'sui juris', or what laws have a purposed place so far as they are derived of the self. In such cultures, it is generally considered that each and every individual has the following rights:

Other personal concepts

See also