Origin of self-image

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. one's own idea of oneself or sense of one's worth
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Word Origin and History for self-image

also self-image, 1904 in psychology, from self- + image (n.).

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self-image in Medicine


  1. The conception that one has of oneself, including an assessment of qualities and personal worth.
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