Definition of self-understanding in English:

self-understanding

Syllabification: self-un·der·stand·ing

noun

  • Awareness of and ability to understand one’s own actions and reactions.
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    • Humans have the ability to reconstruct self-understanding, an ability expressed in their self-narratives.
    • It is a neatly convenient justification - that even if participants are unhappy in the short term, the experience may enhance self-understanding.
    • It was his view that our self-understanding and our understanding of our common situation have become ever less comprehensive, and so our capacity to respond is increasingly restricted.

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