Chapter 3. Personal Identity

  1. Giampiero Arciero and
  2. Guido Bondolfi

Published Online: 3 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749357.ch3

Selfhood, Identity and Personality Styles

Selfhood, Identity and Personality Styles

How to Cite

Arciero, G. and Bondolfi, G. (2009) Personal Identity, in Selfhood, Identity and Personality Styles, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470749357.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517192

Online ISBN: 9780470749357



  • personal identity;
  • complete mastery over configurational capacities;
  • parent–child conversations about the past;
  • comprehending temporally-extended self in children;
  • maternal elaborative and evaluative reminiscing style and child's subjective perspective;
  • sense of self in age of reason;
  • modes of identity;
  • ‘interiorization’ of ethical conduct;
  • perseverance of character and constancy of ipseity;
  • inward and outward inclination


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Speaking of the past

  • Stories of the future

  • The sense of self in the age of reason

  • The modes of identity

  • Inclinations

  • Situatedness

  • The body, pain and others

  • Endnotes