- 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.
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Related Words for self-analysiscontemplation, reflection, rumination, self-examination, meditation, self-analysis, heart-searching, self-questioning
- the act or process of analysing oneself
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- An independent methodical attempt by one to study and comprehend one's own personality or emotions.
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