There are five parts of being:
All true beings have these parts. They are ordered in ranking of greater importance to lesser importance. The Anore is the greatest as it is the essence of an individual. The Kharat is the first shell of the Anore, what gives it protection and great coherency. The Neraq is what allows it to have consciousness and coherency as a Kharat. The Am is its emotional connection, borne out of the ideas of the Neraq and the world it exists in. The Vacore is the least important because it is the most easily shed-able, as it can die and fall away. It is more transient. The other parts of being rely on the Vacore for a part, but they persist after its death and can change shape.
In the Empire, a person has a name for each of their parts of being above, ordered the same.