An independent methodical attempt to study and comprehend one's own personality, emotions, and behavior.(noun)
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Use "self-analysis" in a sentence
"How phony it is for the news media to engage in seemingly honorable self-analysis: "Did we overhype the storm?""
"It was obvious that Birbiglia was taking in whatever reactions he could from the crowd, and performing a form of self-analysis while still engaging the audience with the next joke or part of the story."
"He exists under a constant pressure cooker of self-analysis and public appraisal."