Person is the three grammatical categories that identify the people in a conversation.

The first person is used for the point of view of the speaker or a group that includes the speaker. The first-person personal pronouns are:

  • I/me
  • we/us

The second person is used for the listener. The second-person pronoun is:

  • you

The third person is used for everyone and everything else. The third-person pronouns are:

  • he/him
  • she/her
  • it
  • they/them

As in this example:

  • I am speaking to you about her.
    (speaker/first person/I – listener/second person/you – neither speaker nor listener/third person/her)