Student or Learner
Which one of the following 2 sentences is grammatically correct and why?
1) I never thought a person like yourself would do something like that.
2) I never thought a person like you would do something like that.
Some English speakers (occasionally) use yourself in place of you, but I think it is often a failed attempt to sound well spoken.
Yourself works in the same manner as all the reflexive pronouns (I've hurt myself. They have only themselves to blame... ).
I am not a teacher.