self-identity

noun
self-iden·​ti·​ty | \ˌself-ī-ˈden-tə-tē, -ˈde-nə-tē\

Definition of self-identity 

1 : sameness of a thing with itself

2 : individuality self-understanding is the necessary condition of a sense of self-identity— J. C. Murray

First Known Use of self-identity

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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self-identity

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English Language Learners Definition of self-identity

: the quality that makes a person or thing different from others

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