be oneself

be oneself

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.

be oneself

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.

be yourˈself

act naturally: Don’t try to act sophisticated — just be yourself.
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indicates that you are starting to become aware of the fact that it is a task (a long process, maybe a lifelong process) to be oneself, and that you will both need to see your freedom, as well as the necessities of your life.
1) Neither wrote in particular about motivation; however, in different yet related ways, these two philosophers stressed the importance of relating to oneself, others and the world, and they gave a unique form to these acts of relating that lead one to be oneself.
In the beginning of this article, it was said that according to Kierkegaard, it is a task to be a self and to be oneself but also, that we as human beings and as society forget existence.
12) In other footnotes, Rosenthal mentions some of the relevant literature about the difference between believing of someone who turns out to be oneself that he is F, and believing that he* is F.