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  1. A person's individuality is a set of features and characteristics that distinguish one individual from another, and their direct manifestation.

    Partly depends on physiological aspects (for example, temperament). But for the most part, it is determined directly by the socio – cultural environment, the unique experience of a person.

    The uniqueness of a particular person is reflected in the realization of freedom to choose a life path, motives, reactions and judgments within the given conditions (culture, society, region, etc.).

    A. Asmolov: “Individuals are born. They become a person. Individuality is defended.”

    B. G. Ananyev: “If personality is the top of a person, then individuality is his depth.”

  2. If you look at it from the point of view of describing the attributes of an object that can explain the uniqueness of the same object, then, for the most part, each of us has an equivalent.

    However, at the same time, the only thing that is unique in a person, in my opinion, is that we will not be able to see or know in depth: a certain protocol or a set of knowledge, skills, skills based on the experience gained from memories. Of course, often the events that happen to us may converge with similar events in other people, but they are always separated by how the behavior shown during the event affected the events, due to aspects of parenting and other factors. They are always separated by their chronological sequence.

    What separates us is what we are as we are now, at this moment in time.

  3. In everything!.. Especially:
    Ability to express your opinion…
    The ability to use your own invaluable life experience

    Life experience

    The experience of mistakes is so important and valuable:
    You can only learn from them.
    A mistake will automatically create confusion,
    The realization of your mistakes will come.

    All these phenomena will be a lesson
    And they will take their proper place in the experience.
    The impossible will come near or far
    With a reliable name: wisdom is called.

    In someone else's mistake, what is our profit ?
    What good is it to us that something has happened to another,
    Not knowing all the feelings and paths bends,
    All the sets of mysterious knowledge sex?

    Is our whole life made up of mistakes?
    This invention is given to us by ourselves!
    We just didn't go according to plan and our pace was shaky.
    But after all, everything is fixable – we are creating again.

    And, having understood the reason for the oversight, we
    We show ingenuity, resourcefulness, and courage.
    We understand that we are the bosses of our destiny,
    And we can hone our skill in actions.

    My dears, never give up.
    Did you make a mistake? Don't worry! Parse and go!
    If you fell or hurt yourself , well? Get up!
    A bad luck streak will prepare you to take off.


  4. In the book “The Birth of the Mind” by Wileyanur Ramachandran, a neuroscientist popularizer, one of the chapters (“Neurology — a new philosophy”) is entirely devoted to this issue. Here are two quotes from there:

    “What exactly does' I ' mean? As it turned out, its characteristic has five components::

    – Continuity: The feeling runs like an unbroken thread through our entire experience, accompanied by a sense of the present, past, and future.

    – The idea of the unity of the “I”. Each of us feels like a whole, like one person.

    – The feeling of being placed in our body.

    – Having free will. I can shake my finger, but I can't shake my nose or your finger.

    – Self-awareness. Any of these aspects can be distorted in different ways in brain diseases, and this gives reason to believe that the” I ” includes not one, but many components. “I” combines various phenomena. For example, if I stimulate your right parietal cortex with electrodes (when you are conscious and awake), you will instantly feel that you are floating near the ceiling, observing your own body lying below. Material embodiment — one of the axiomatic foundations of your ” I ” – will be temporarily canceled. And this is true for all aspects of the Self listed above. Each of them can be selectively exposed to brain disorders.”

    “Our brain as a whole is a modeling device that needs to create working virtual simulations of the real world, according to which we can act. Inside these imitations, we need to create models of other people's minds, since we, as primates, are extremely social beings. You need to do this in such a way that you can anticipate their behavior. Moreover, for this internal simulation to be complete, it must contain not only models of other people's minds, but also the model itself, that is, its permanent attributes — what it can and cannot do. It is likely that one of these modeling abilities evolved first and then set the stage for the second. Or — as often happens in evolution — both abilities developed together, enriching each other.”

  5. Individual thinking, at a minimum. It is very difficult or impossible to determine how a person thinks, his causal logic, attitude to something, his tastes and desires. As well as the physical structure, starting with the DNA and protein structure. DNA is a hell of a long combination of genes that has evolved through an awfully long evolutionary process. Plus the influence of the environment and upbringing from such complex and individual people

  6. On the one hand, this is our data, on the other-our experience.�

    When we are born, we already have features of the nervous system that make us (I emphasize) predisposed (but no more) to such things as conservatism or positive perception of new experiences, cognitive simplicity or complexity, short temper or balance, and many other parameters.

    There are also more radical cases: a congenital pathology deprives us of the chance to choose whether to develop a predisposition or not – it becomes a predestination. I'm not just talking about genetics, but also about intrauterine injuries and birth injuries-all of which leave an indelible mark on our nervous system.

    Very close to this are injuries (including organic lesions) at an early age, but after birth. A little further – the experience gained at this age.�

    This is a particularly important part for the majority of mentally healthy people, or at most neurotic people – because before that we were talking about highly pathologizing factors. And we all have a childhood: the completeness of the family and its well-being, the level of attention to the child from parents, the first experiences of social contacts, upbringing, friends and acquaintances. In general, everything related to the social environment in the period up to about 20 years. It's time for particularly active experiments and self-testing.

    And then there is our experience throughout the rest of our life, in which important events also happen, and they change us: the birth of children, the death of loved ones, moving to another country (a radical change in the social environment), etc.

    Finally, there are age-related factors: the famous midlife crises and the rigidity of the psyche due to aging.

  7. self-awareness. [terrible to know]

    everyone who has the instinct of self-preservation has it. in religion, you will be called a soul and not self-awareness. perhaps then they began to talk about the soul asking a similar question, many centuries ago.

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