be oneself(redirected from be himself)
To be in one's most natural, comfortable, sincere, and ingenuous state of mind and being. You should always try to be yourself with those you care about. I told her to just be herself during the interview.
1. Act in one's usual fashion; be in one's normal physical or mental state. For example, Peter's finally recovered from the accident and is himself again, or I was completely distracted; I just wasn't myself.
2. Act without pretense; be unaffected, sincere. For example, I really enjoy their company because I can be myself with them.