[aw-toh-suh g-jes-chuh n, -suh-]
- suggestion arising from oneself, as the repetition of verbal messages as a means of changing behavior.
Origin of autosuggestion
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Related Wordsthought, suspicion, indication, notion, connotation, allusion, whisper, inkling, strain, signification, telltale, breath, cue, vein, reminder, insinuation, trace, symbol, clue, smack
Examples from the Web for autosuggestion
The thought of crime now becomes a sort of obsession or rather an autosuggestion.Psychotherapy
Its connection with the phenomena of autosuggestion is very clear.Great Pianists on Piano Playing
James Francis Cooke
It is at this point that the ordinary book on autosuggestion breaks down—so far as any practical usefulness is concerned.When Winter Comes to Main Street
Grant Martin Overton
Then the autosuggestion "bobs up," common sense is side-tracked, we toss and worry—and of course stay awake.
His story illustrates the power of an autosuggestion and the disastrous effect of attention to a physiological function.
- a process of suggestion in which the person unconsciously supplies or consciously attempts to supply the means of influencing his own behaviour or beliefs
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Word Origin and History for autosuggestion
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The dwelling upon an idea, thought, or concept, thereby inducing some change in the mental or bodily functions.
- The process by which a person induces self-acceptance of an opinion, belief, or plan of action.
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