- Are you friends, enemies, or alienated with the parts of yourself? Do you have an imaginary other who watches over you? A guardian? A spirit? A shadow? When we operate as a group consciousness or society, do we also form this component of ourselves? A big giant self that is a part of us, and us of them? Do you communicate with yourself in a process known as thought? Who are you communicating with? Is there more than one part to your makeup as a self?