(one's) own person

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(one's) own person

A person who is true to their own interests, judgments, and beliefs, independent of the influence of others. I've never once worried about where you would end up in life. Even from a young age, you were always your own person.
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It will not be wondered at that a creature who had so strict a regard to decency in her own person, should be shocked at the least deviation from it in another.
"As to her own person, she is even still more extravagant.
Her situation in life, the character of her father and mother, her own person and disposition, were all equally against her.
She posted the larger girls at the little levers that were to cast the rocks on the assailants, the smaller were to be used more for show than any positive service they could perform, while, like any other leader, she reserved her own person, as a superintendent and encourager of the whole.
As a parent, Eigenmann understands she has no right to demand Ellie to stay with her for her own comfort and accepts she must let Ellie grow into her own person.
Teens will easily see themselves in Meis (dance) shoes as she tries to make friends, falls in love for the first time, and shows her parents that she is her own person with valid and valuable interests.
With the help of new friends, Vic starts to see herself as her own person, out from under her mother's shadow.
"Frances is so much her own person, from the moment I read the pilot.
Other convictions followed but now the cosmopolitan Ms Horsman tells us she's "had the courage to be her own person and escape a controlling man".
This is Christa's account of how she faced these same demons, resisted the urges to follow in her sister's footsteps, and ultimately became her own person. It's a powerful memoir that comes to life in audio and deserves to be in any audio library.
Min is a romantic, with an avid interest in film while Ed's world revolves around sport, yet Min is also very much her own person, who comes to understand herself a little better as she reworks her way through her broken relationship with Ed.
To have a chairman in the times we have been going through who is strong, courageous, intelligent, resourceful and her own person has been vital.
The actress, who is now dating Eduardo Cruz, revealed her divorce has taught her that she doesn't have to be "subservient" to a man and she is now proud to be her own person. (ANI)
That apart, Victoria is no longer on the throne and a wife, even a political wife, is allowed to be her own person. Westminster isn't quite Stepford.