From the class: who you associate yourself with, culture, beliefs, values, your memories and emotions, etc . Common answers: your soul, the essential thing that makes you who you are, your essence, your experiences, things you appropriate (material things or people that you consider to be a part of you) The social self: what other people see you as, if/how you act differently around certain people. Questions about the nature of consciousness are intimately bound up with those about the nature of self . The problem of the existence of the self and its identity through time and change. Your body has nothing to do with your identity. Identity consists entirely in the continuation of the same mental substance. For people who reject dualism, there is a serious issue of what the self is. A ship made of wood is entirely rebuilt gradually over a period of time.