I have read answers to questions like When is it correct to use "yourself" and "myself" (versus "you" and "me")? but I couldn't find a general rule for using "you" or "yourself", "him" or "himself" that could explain things I see in some examples.
For example, I think that one normally say (according to examples I see in LDOCE dictionary):
- You bring something with you.
- You have something in you.
- You have something on you.
- You pressed her to you.
But on the other hand one would say:
- You draw attention to yourself.
- He killed himself.
- You can try it out for yourself.
As a general rule, it seems that the reflexive pronoun is used when the object is the same as the subject of the verb. But for prepositional phrases, it seems more complicated. Do some prepositions (like "with", "in", "on") always come with the accusative form of the pronoun, and some other (like "for") don't? What about "to", that seems to be followed by both in different circumstances?