[self-uh-nal-uh-sis, self-]
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  1. the application of psychoanalytic techniques and theories to an analysis of one's own personality and behavior, especially without the aid of a psychiatrist or other trained person.

Origin of self-analysis

First recorded in 1860–65
Also called autoanalysis.
Related formsself-an·a·lyt·i·cal [self-an-l-it-i-kuh l, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌæn lˈɪt ɪ kəl, ˌsɛlf-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for self-analysis


  1. the act or process of analysing oneself
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self-analysis in Medicine


  1. An independent methodical attempt by one to study and comprehend one's own personality or emotions.
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