FAQ: Advanced Objects - The this Keyword


This community-built FAQ covers the “The this Keyword” exercise from the lesson “Advanced Objects”.

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Introduction To JavaScript

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Better to use ‘this’ or ‘robot’? They both do the same thing in JS. When should you use ‘this’, and when should you use the variable initialisation?

const robot = {
model: ‘B-4MI’,
mobile: true,
greetMaster() {
console.log(I'm model ${robot.model}, how may I be of service?);


The owner object is robot. this is the internal representation of the owner object, so it would make more sense to use it, rather than the name of the owner object. What happens if we clone this object under another name? It will still be referring to robot.