self-understanding


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Related to self-understanding: self-directing, self-corrective

self-un·der·stand·ing

(sĕlf′ŭn′dər-stăn′dĭng)
n.
Self-knowledge.

self-understanding

n
the ability to understand one's own actions
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Application of these concepts promotes self-understanding and enables organizations and individuals to capitalize on differences
For theology is the church's self-understanding of its own nature on the basis of its understanding of the revelation of God in Christ, and this self-understanding of necessity always begins where there is a new trend in the church's understanding of itself.
14) In this situation cognitive self-understanding, the source of certainty, coincides with the truth about what is knowable and the manner in which it is to be known.
The book culminates in interviews with twelve Latin American women theologians, documenting their shifts in self-understanding, understanding of the divine, and beliefs about life and death.
But his real strength lies in his earnest appraisal of our self-understanding in the face of the tarnishing of one beautiful dream after another, and our constant awakening to the manipulation of those dreams.
It is hard, but it is indispensable to our self-understanding to have our Catholic friends know that anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are not just forms of racism; they are threats to our very existence, as individuals and as a group.
There is a circular relationship between self-understanding and conduct.
Indeed, it is now widely believed that organizing self-understanding around basic moral commitments is crucial to the formation of a moral identity which, in turn, underwrites moral conduct.
When Christians listen carefully to what those in other religions are saying to us, their words serve as a sort of mirror, which provides greater self-understanding and helps ward off misapplications of our tradition.
All whom we have met give texture and color, fiber and depth to our being, our self-understanding, our character.
Students increased self-understanding and were able to augment their knowledge regarding their teammates as diverse learners.