What are Daniel Dennett's six conditions to 'personhood'? (Described in detail)

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I need to prove I am a person using Daniel Dennett's theory of personhood. Through my research, I found his six conditions required to be classified as a 'person' .

  1. Rationality 
  2. Conscious Mental States and Intentionality 
  3. Being the subject of a specific stance or attitude of regard by other persons
  4. Reciprocating this person-regarding stance  
  5. The capacity for verbal communication 
  6. Self-consciousness 
Now, I understand, for the most part, what Dennett is talking about with his points about rationality, verbal communication and self-consciousness, however, the rest is a bit confusing to me. I was hoping someone would be able to help clarify his theory in order for me to prove that I am a person. 

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