from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An awareness of the characteristics that constitute one's self; self-knowledge.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The faculty of immediate introspection, or perception of the soul by itself.
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Of course, as a skeptic, I find “the influence of the planets” a ludicrous idea and tend to a hypothesis that one simply projects such characteristics onto oneself, with self-perception possibly reinforcing the behaviour patterns over time.
Critique From HereNow Hal Duncan 2009
But humility and accurate self-perception are hardly the same.
Perhaps not surprisingly, self-perception of adiposity in men was only a weak predictor weight loss attempts.
Applying this concept to wellness and weight loss, it seems that in order to change what we do, we have to make sure that our attitude, self-perception, and confidence are there to provide support.
The Flex Diet M.D. James Beckerman 2011
In fact, in a qualitative part of the research, I cross-examined their post-tests with interviews I had at the end of the intervention, which dealt with more attitudinal factors, like motivation and self-perception of improvement.
Gilman showed in detail how these stereotypes influenced Jewish self-perception.
Carlo Strenger: Orthodox Anti-Semitism Directed At Israel's Liberals Carlo Strenger 2011
They probably test our self-perception of learning PREFERENCES, not how we "learn best".
We can reshape our self-perception and understand who we really are and what we really want in our lives.
We choose again and again to hold the new self-concept and take action based on that new self-perception.
Tara Sophia Mohr: Dealing with Criticism: A Guide for Brilliant Women Tara Sophia Mohr 2010
Among other things, an abrupt change in wealth can alter a person's self-perception and relationships with friends and relatives.
Easy Money's Hard Lessons Ben Levisohn 2011