An individual is a human being, and one type of legal entity (the other type of legal entity is a legally constituted organization).

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Individuals embody the human resources (skills, abilities, attitudes, etc.) that are needed by the enterprise.  People are identified by a number of identifiers, including names, social security numbers, employee numbers, etc.  Individuals can have states, including health, training, etc.  They play any number of roles in relation to actions that are part of processes.  They are involved in an unlimited number of business situations.  They are described by various characteristics (over and above the human resource aspects they embody).    Individuals are members of organizations.  Individuals, as well as organizations, can be party to various agreements, including contractual agreements.