one's true/real self

noun

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: the type of person one really is She showed her true/real self in that emergency.

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“One's true/real self.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one%27s%20true%2Freal%20self. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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