In this sense the italicized words are not the same person. Him is not a reflection of Adam therefore it is not a reflexive pronoun.
Here are the italicized words are the same person. Himself reflects back to the subject of the sentence which is Adam.
Reflexive: Allison accidentally cut herself.
Reflexive: Brandon blames himself.
Reflexive: Can you feed yourselves?
Reflexive: They cannot help themselves.
Reflexive: Carol poured herself a glass of milk.
Reflexive: The young girl was singing happily to herself.
More examples of reflexive pronouns:
Reflexive Pronouns and Intensive Pronouns
Reflexive pronouns can also function as intensive pronouns but they act a little differently and they aren’t used in quite the same way. An intensive pronoun emphasizes its antecedent, or the subject of the sentence. These pronouns are positioned right next to the subject.
To recap, reflexive pronouns refer back to, or reflect, the subject and they always end in –self or –selves. There are only eight reflexive pronouns so remembering them and how to use them should be a snap.
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