The conception that one has of oneself, including an assessment of qualities and personal worth. (noun)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "self-image" in a sentence
"But the line should be drawn when candidates rewrite history in order to protect or enhance their own self-image, which isn't based on the truth."
"This risk is separate from the chances that a woman, if unfamiliar with heels, may topple sideways and twist an ankle or bruise her self-image, which is an acute injury and happened to me only the one time."
"Caught between a grandiose self-image and a lack of administrative ability, he relied on aggressive rhetoric because he knew no other way to build support, and ended up a hostage not so much of his surroundings as of his own limitations."