Etymology
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self-abuse (n.)

c. 1600, "self-deception, abuse of one's own person or powers," from self- + abuse (n.). As a synonym for "masturbation," it is recorded from 1728; an earlier term was self-pollution (1620s).

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self-actualization (n.)

"realization or fulfillment of oneself," 1939, from self- + actualization. Popularized, though not coined, by U.S. psychologist and philosopher Abraham H. Maslow.

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self-centered (adj.)

1670s, "fixed, stationary," from self- + center (v.). In reference to persons, "engrossed in the self, with little regard for others," it is recorded from 1783.

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self-important (adj.)

"having or showing an exaggerated estimation of one's own importance, pompously egotistical," 1728, from self- + important. Related: Self-importance (1728); self-importantly.

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self-inflicted (adj.)

"inflicted by or on oneself," 1784; see self- + inflict. Related: Self-infliction.

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self-willed (adj.)

"obstinate, unmindful of the will or wishes of others," late 15c., from self-wille "obstinate or perverse insistence on one's own desires or opinions" (mid-14c.); see self + will (n.). Old English selfwill, selfwyll meant "free will."

Self-willedness "quality or condition of being self-willed" is from mid-15c., though it is not certain whether "obstinacy" or "self-reliance" is implied.

Middle English also had an adjective self-willy (15c.), and the adverb self-willes is attested from late 12c. as "willingly, voluntarily;" late 14c. as "willfully, stubbornly."

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self-aware (adj.)

"aware of oneself," in a psychological sense, 1892, a back-formation from self-awareness, or else from self- + aware.

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self-awareness (n.)

"condition of being aware of oneself," 1876, from self- + awareness.

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self-contained (adj.)

1590s, reserved, not sympathetic or communicative," from self- + contained (see contain). As "complete in itself," by 1828.

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self-absorbed (adj.)

"absorbed in one's own thoughts or pursuits," 1796, from self- + absorbed "engrossed mentally." Related: Self-absorption.

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