Examples from the Web for self-approval
Self-awareness is not the same thing as self-approval, any more than imagination is the same thing as day-dreaming.Francis Spufford on How Atheists Put Religion Through All the Wrong Tests|Francis Spufford|October 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet he had taken no step with more complete confidence and self-approval.Peccavi|E. W. Hornung
Then he gave himself up to those feelings of self-approval that come blandly to souls engaged upon virtuous works.The Sunset Trail|Alfred Henry Lewis
The others followed her, half artlessly, half in imitation, mingling with their words grunts of self-approval.The Battle Ground|Ellen Glasgow
British Dictionary definitions for self-approval
Idioms and Phrases with self-approval
see on approval; seal of approval.