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Critical of oneself and one's faults and weaknesses: "In my experience, no species of performing artist is as self-critical as a dancer" (Susan Sontag).

self′-crit′i·cal·ly adv.
self′-crit′i·cism n.
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critical of oneself: his self-critical attitude.
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1. capable of criticizing oneself objectively.
2. tending to find fault with one's own actions, motives, etc.
self`-crit′ically, adv.
self`-crit′icism, n.
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[ˌselfˈkrɪtɪkl] ADJautocrítico
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