self-analysis
noun Date: 1821 a systematic attempt by an individual to understand his or her own personality without the aid of another person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-analysis — [self′ə nal′ə sis] n. analysis of one s own personality without the help of another …   English World dictionary

  • self-analysis — noun Analysis performed on oneself, introspection. Self analysis of my interactions with others fails because though I understand myself I cant understand others …   Wiktionary

  • self-analysis — self analytical /self an l it i keuhl, self /, adj. /self euh nal euh sis, self /, n. the application of psychoanalytic techniques and theories to an analysis of one s own personality and behavior, esp. without the aid of a psychiatrist or other… …   Universalium

  • self-analysis — self′ anal′ysis n. pst the application of psychoanalytic techniques to an analysis of one s own personality and behavior without the aid of another person • Etymology: 1855–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-analysis — self a nalysis noun uncount careful thought about the reasons for your feelings, ideas, and actions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-analysis — SYN: autoanalysis. * * * self anal·y·sis ə nal ə səs n, pl y·ses .sēz a systematic attempt by an individual to understand his or her own personality without the aid of another person self an·a·lyt·i·cal .an ə lit i kəl or self an·a·lyt·ic ik adj… …   Medical dictionary

  • self-analysis — noun the analysis of oneself, in particular one s motives and character. Derivatives self analysing adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-analysis — /sɛlf əˈnæləsəs/ (say self uh naluhsuhs) noun analysis of oneself …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-analysis — n. Psychol. the analysis of oneself, one s motives, character, etc. Derivatives: self analysing adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • self analysis — application of psychoanalytic methods and theories by a person to study and understand one s own personality or strong feelings …   English contemporary dictionary

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