Presumably ‘soi-même’ can also be used for ‘itself’ ?
Not really as itself in French would depend on the gender of the noun it refers to.
Take a look at the following page which gives you an alternative 'en soi'.
But it is a good point!
Yes! I believe so, given that "soi" relates to the third person singular.
You use "soi-même" for third person singular when the subject is not well defined or general (think of "on" instead of "il" or "elle").
Il faut qu'on le fasse soi-même.Il faut qu'elle le fasse elle-même.
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