[Source:] Myself is used as the object of a reflexive verb (“I hurt myself”), as an intensifier (“I myself will go”), and can be used in absolutive clause (“for my wife and myself it was a happy time”)
What are the similarities and differences between the following? This comment worsens my confusion.
1. For me it was a happy time.
2. For myself it was a happy time.
I am guessing that in 1, me is an object pronoun,
and in 2, myself is an intensive pronoun, but this link states:
While English intensive pronouns (e.g. myself, yourself, himself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves) use the same form as reflexive pronouns, an intensive pronoun is different from a reflexive, because the pronoun can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence.
Yet in 2, 'myself' CAN'T be removed?
Obiter dictum: Here's another link on absolute phrases.