362. Self


See also 334. PSYCHOLOGY .

autodidactics
the process of teaching oneself. —autodidact, n.
autolatry
the worship of oneself.
autology
the study of oneself.
automania
an excessive liking for solitude.
autophilia
a kind of self-love; narcissism. —autophile, n. —autophilic, adj.
autophobia, autophoby
an abnormal fear of being by oneself. Also called eremiophobia, eremophobia, monophobia .
autoplagiarism
the act or process of plagiarizing one’s own work.
biosophy
a mode of life based on intuition and self-education in order to improve one’s character. —biosophist, n.
egocentricity
the state of being self-centered; greater concern about the self than others to an excessive degree. —egocentric, n., adj.
egocentrism
1. the philosophy or attitude of considering oneself the center of the universe.
2. the state or quality of being self-centered. —egocentric, n. , adj.
egoism
an extreme individualism; thought and behavior based upon the premise that one’s individual self is the highest product, if not the totality, of existence. Cf. individualism. —egoist, n. —egoistic, adj.
egomania
a psychologically abnormal egotism. — egomaniac, n.
egotheism
a deification of self.
egotism
the practice of thought, speech, and conduct expressing high self-regard or self-exaltation, usually without skepticism or humility. —egotist, n. —egotistical, adj.
eremiophobia, eremophobia
autophobia.
eremitism
1. the state of being a hermit.
2. an attitude favoring solitude and seclusion. —eremite, n. —eremitic, adj.
extraversion, extroversion
Psychology.
1. the act of directing one’s interest outward or to things outside the self.
2. the state of having thoughts and activities satisfied by things outside the self. Cf. introversion. —extravert, n. —extraversive, extravertive, adj.
factionalism, factionism
the state or quality of being partisan or self-interested. —factional, adj. —factionalist, n.
individualism
the practice of independence in thought and action on the premise that the development and expression of an individual character and personality are of the utmost importance. Cf. egoism. —individualist, n. —individualistic, adj.
individuation
the act or process of becoming an individual or distinct entity.
introversion Psychology.
1. the act of directing one’s interest inward or toward the self.
2. the state of being interested chiefly in one’s own inner thoughts, feelings, and processes. Cf. extraversion. —introvert, n. —introvertive, introversive, adj.
ipse-dixitism
a dictatorial atmosphere brought about by a person’s demands based solely on his having uttered them.
ipsism
an individual identity; selfhood. Also ipseity.
monologue
a theatrical performance or scene with a single actor who speaks alone.
monology
1. the habit of talking to oneself; soliloquizing.
2. Obsolete a monologue. —monologist, n. —monologic, monological, adj.
monophobia
autophobia.
narcissism
an excessive admiration of oneself. Also narcism. —narcissist, narcist n. —narcissistic, narcistic, adj.
nosism
Archaic. the use of we in speaking of oneself.
personalism
the individual or personal characteristics of a person or object. —personalist, n. —personalistic, adj.
philauty
Obsolete, self love; an excessive regard for oneself.
reclusion
the state of living apart from society, like a hermit. —recluse, n. —reclusive, adj.
seclusionist
a person who seeks solitude or removes himself from the society of others; a recluse.
selfism
the obsessive concentration on one’s self-interests. —selfist, n.
soliloquy
1. the act or custom of talking to oneself or talking when alone.
2. Drama, a speech in which a character reveals his thoughts to the audience but not to other characters in the play. —soliloquist, n.
suicide
1. the killing of oneself.
2. a person who has killed himself. —suicidal, adj.
vitativeness
Phrenology. the organ serving as the seat of instincts of self-preservation.

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