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self-analysis (n.)

"analysis by or of oneself," 1860; see self- + analysis.

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. [attributed to Alan Watts, who did often use the image in this sense in his talks, if not in these exact words]

updated on April 16, 2022

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Definitions of self-analysis from WordNet

self-analysis (n.)
a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives;
Synonyms: soul-searching
self-analysis (n.)
the application of psychotherapeutic principles to the analysis of your own personality;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.