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Attempted analysis, or psychoanalysis, of oneself.
Synonym(s): self-analysis


n. pl. self-analy·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.


n an introspection on one's own behavior and actions in the total environment.
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