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, Antahkarana, Apparent Ego, Awkward Self, Earthly Self, Elusive Self, Empirical Self, False Personality, Illusory Self, King of the Body, Little Self, Not Self, Outer Self, Personality, Self, Sensual Ego, Subtle Body, Talking Self


This is the "culturally conditioned ego" [1]


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