First, I present the simple view of personal identity especially by reference to the work of Martine Nida-Rümelin. Then, I advocate the simple view against the two common arguments from conceivability and from direct self-reference. Thereby I argue that the first person perspective is of particular relevance for the simple view. I will show, however, that there is a more substantial argument against the possibility to proceed from first personal insights to the ontology of personal identity. Finally, I argue that this argument can be confuted.