(one's) own man/woman/person

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(one's) own man/woman/person

Independent in action or thought; not accepting or swayed by outside influences. When I was younger, I would do anything my friends were doing, but I'm my own person now. You won't be able to manipulate her—she's really her own woman. You can't just accept everything you read in the media—you have to be your own man.
See also: man, own, person, woman

(one's) own man

Independent in judgment and action.
See also: man, own

(one's) own woman

Independent in judgment or action: She has always been her own woman.
See also: own, woman
References in classic literature ?
Now that the awkward moment of revelation was over, Miss Cornelia was her own woman again.
Jennings laughed heartily; and Elinor found that in her resolution to know where they had been, she had actually made her own woman enquire of Mr.
Favourably compared to Indigo Girls and Beth Orton, it's fairer to say that Thorpe is her own woman.
She is her own woman, And this means more to her than The time that is
The princess strikes me as her own woman and I like that.
Resolved to become a teacher, her independence is challenged by suitors--and romance tends to stand against her being her own woman.
Of the rest, Princess Anne is the only one who has my undiluted admiration; her own woman, extremely talented and obviously intelligent.
There's a romantic interest for Bobby, too, but Joanie is very much her own woman and every bit as brave as he is.
Tomlin's Violet is an underpaid and underappreciated Girl Friday, and Fonda's Judy is learning how to be her own woman after being dumped by her husband after years of marriage.
He would never have let her do something like this, but she is her own woman now and she really wants this part.
In crumbling East Berlin, she then finds her calling: salvaging turn-of-the-century (Grunderzeit) artifacts and becoming her own woman (an 1880s-style housewife) as well as a transgender hero.
She is very much her own woman and there don't appear to be any rules she has to abide by," points out Sarah.
With her blonde ponytail, there were inevitable comparisons with Joni Mitchell, but with material like Get Your Own, I Hear You Say, and the waltztime Cracks And Daggers, Alice Peacock is very much her own woman.
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf's claim to being her own woman or true to herself addresses and dresses up a unity or unification that still plays a big part in this history-in-progress.