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self-analysis

[ self-uh-nal-uh-sis, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf əˈnæl ə sɪs, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun

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.

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Also called autoanalysis.

Origin of self-analysis

First recorded in 1860–65

OTHER WORDS FROM self-analysis

self-an·a·lyt·i·cal [self-an-l-it-i-kuhl, self-], /ˈsɛlfˌæn lˈɪt ɪ kəl, ˌsɛlf-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-analysis

self-analysis

noun

the act or process of analysing oneself
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Medical definitions for self-analysis

self-analysis

n.

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