Consider possessive determiners when the owner is a third person.
In many languages, the determiner depends on the natural gender of the speaker (English: he-she-it) or, in languages with grammatical gender, on the grammatical gender of the owner (German: sein-ihr, Russian: его́ - её).
I recently read a book about Italian, which only has one possessive determiner stem (suo). The book explained that the possessive determiners in Italian were not inflected for the gender of the possessor, but for the possessed, in contrast to German. I considered that statement nonsense, because possessive determiners in German are inflected for the possessed, whereas the stem is determined by the possessor.
But what is the adequate name for the dependency of the possessive determiner on the possessor? In particular, possessors in 1st and 2nd person usually fall out of the gender pattern, but in languages with many genders/noun classes, is this dependency a gender-related concept?