Which one is correct:
Someone like me...
Someone like myself...
Is "like myself" ever correct?
"Someone like me" is the correct one.
There's a lot to say about the usage I guess, but to make a long story short:
Me is a so-called objective pronoun, opposed to subjective pronouns (I, you, she, he). It's called like this because it's placed in the object field after verbs or prepositions:
Myself instead, is used with reflexive verbs, meaning those verbs that indicate an action that "falls" on the subject:
There are exceptions, you can find them here, but I'll paste the interesting part:
My observation would be that Someone like me is fairly "neutral" or unemphatic, whereas Someone like myself is a more emphatic, almost as though you're "pointing" to yourself. (A bit like when you say "Myself, I think that...".)
The only time I can think of when "like myself" would be correst is when using like as a verb as in "You may think I'm inadequate, but I like myself."
It is never correct to use 'myself' in a sentence that does not also contain the word 'I'. Acceptable examples are the reflexive use: I did this myself. And the intensive case: I myself did this. Here's a great article on the subject.
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