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(sĕlf′dĭ-rĕk′tĭd, -dī-)
Directed or guided by oneself, especially as an independent agent: the self-directed study of a language.

self′-di·rect′ing adj.
self′-di·rec′tion n.


(of study, learning, etc) regulated or conducted by oneself
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Adj.1.self-directed - (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
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Additionally, Freedom Growth will be establishing a series of workshops in the next few months in and around Los Angeles in which they'll be partnering with self-directed custodians and investment partners for day-long training sessions that get investors started on self-directing their own retirement accounts.
1) Self-concept: In contrast to the dependency of children, adults have a deep psychological need to be self-directing.
401(k) and other plan participants, who will temporarily be prevented from self-directing investments, obtaining loans or receiving distributions.