The words used to refer to a person other than their name. Common pronouns are they/them, he/him, and she/her. Neo pronouns are pronouns created to be specifically gender-neutral including xe/ xem, ze/zir, and fae/fair. Pronouns are sometimes called Personal Gender Pronouns, or PGPs. For those who use pronouns–and not all people do–they are not preferred, they are essential.