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    'I'm a person who likes myself!'?

    Hi there,

    May I know, please, what's the correct and the most idiomatic structure used by native English speakers if they meant to convey what this sentence is made for?

    - I'm the kind of person who likes myself! (?)
    - I'm one of those people who like themselves! (?)

    Or, any correct form you would use and suggest?

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    Re: 'I'm a person who likes myself!'?

    Any ideas, please?

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    Re: 'I'm a person who likes myself!'?

    NOT A TEACHER

    The first sentence is ungrammatical.

    I like myself.
    I know many people who like themselves.
    I know a woman who likes herself.
    I'm the kind of person who likes himself/herself.

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    Re: 'I'm a person who likes myself!'?

    And that's the question. In your last example you've used himself/herself. Is that possible to use 'themselves' to avoid sounding offensive, as many take it as a sexist usage nowadays?

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    Re: 'I'm a person who likes myself!'?

    Hi,

    IMo, it's not a matter of sexism. If you're a male, you'd use "I'm the kind of person who likes himself". If you're a female, then "I'm the kind of person who likes herself" is OK.

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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