Acquired Self

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Acquired Self is a term used by Alan Watts to describe your Bodily Ego, or the part of you that emerges as a consequence of life and socialization experiences.

Syncretic Terms

Bodily Ego > Acquired Self, Awkward Self, Bodily Consciousness, Earthly Self, Egoic Consciousness, Elusive Self, Empirical Self, Illusory Self, Little Self, Not Self, Outer Self, Self, Subtle Body


This is the "culturally conditioned ego" [1]


  1. Watts, Alan W.. This Is It (p. 69). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
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