The part of a person's awareness known only to themselves. The private self is the only one aware of true feelings and self-worth. As opposed to the outside, physical and noticeable person the public sees.

PRIVATE SELF: "Charlotte's private self was very different than her public personae."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRIVATE SELF," in, April 28, 2013, (accessed September 23, 2021).