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n. pl. self-a·nal·y·ses (-sēz′)
An independent methodical attempt to study and comprehend one's own personality, emotions, and behavior.

self′-an′a·lyt′i·cal (-ăn′ə-lĭt′ĭ-kəl), self′-an′a·lyt′ic (-ĭk) adj.


the act or process of analysing oneself


the application of psychoanalytic techniques to an analysis of one's own personality and behavior without the aid of another person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-analysis - a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
2.self-analysis - the application of psychotherapeutic principles to the analysis of your own personality
psychotherapy - the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means


[ˌselfəˈnæləsɪs] Nautoanálisis m
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