Repression of self; the holding of one's self in the background.(noun)
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "self-repression" in a sentence
"At this point, a psychoanalyst might inquire whether his self-disappearance weren't merely self-repression."
"Ultimately it will come out in some channel, either inwardly on themselves in the manner of serious self-repression, self-loathing and fear, or outwardly in the shape of blind rage and violence, against themselves and against others, including women and girls."
"And perhaps I cannot better end these hesitating words than with that tribute from one who called this master, friend, and whose lament cried in the night with more of depth and passion than Alfred Noyes is wont in his self-repression to voice:"