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, Little Self, Outer Self, Self


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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