(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.
See also: own, person
References in classic literature ?
For the medium being the same, and the objects the same, the poet may imitate by narration--in which case he can either take another personality as Homer does, or speak in his own person, unchanged--or he may present all his characters as living and moving before us.
When the writer of these introductory lines (Walter Hartright by name) happens to be more closely connected than others with the incidents to be recorded, he will describe them in his own person.
The precipitating manner in which Captain Ahab had quitted the Samuel Enderby of London, had not been unattended with some small violence to his own person.
He felt in his own person the sufferings and death he had witnessed on the battlefield.
As for the barber, he bestowed on him a large pension, and kept him near his own person.
The Author's object in calling public attention to the system would be very imperfectly fulfilled, if he did not state now, in his own person, emphatically and earnestly, that Mr.
But the danger of creating a savior is that he will be his own person.
Mikati is attempting to abridge the powers of all ministers and cabinet into his own person, especially that he is the one who resigned and not the ministers of his cabinet.
However, Hamilton said that he did not need his father's approval for his tattoos, adding that he is comfortable and proud being his own person.
Hercules's famous father was a poor excuse for a dad, and through his trials, our likable hero learns to become his own person, stepping out of his father's shadow.
I played with him for a few years and he is definitely his own person who will succeed or fail on what he believes in.
I will, most importantly, advise him to seek a college with an extraordinary faculty who will partner with him in his personal learning journey; in other words, a college that will regard him as I do: as a treasure, as his own person, and not as a statistic.
The priest is acting not in his own person (in persona propria), but in persona Christ.
He can be his own person now and he's very much the team leader here which is not a situation he's had previously.
He was his own person, who kept himself to himself, but at the same time he was very much loved by everybody who knew him, and he will be sorely missed.