from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Aware of oneself, including one's traits, feelings, and behaviors.
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- adj. Aware of oneself as an individual that exists in the real world
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- adj. aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
Well, the term "self-aware" is very touchy and controversial, but that's the direction we are heading.
I’ve never met anyone I’d classify as self-aware: It’s been my experience that most extroverted people think they’re introverts, and many introverted people make a similarly wrongheaded juxtaposition about being extroverts.
Her writing is searingly honest, brutally revealing, and wickedly self-aware.
You know how the movie "The Secret" and these new-age spiritual blogs are always telling you to manifest by writing down an actual list of the qualities you're looking for in a mate: good looking, intelligent, successful in career, funny, warm-hearted, self-aware, an adventurer, etc.?
But be self-aware: if the alternative view never wins people will stop expressing it.
Charles Barkley returned to host Saturday Night Live for the third time this weekend, and he kicked things off with a self-aware opening monologue that featured more jokes about himself than anyone else.
The French philosopher and social theorist Michel Foucault recalled that the ancient Greeks sought: "to make their lives an oeuvre that carries certain aesthetic values" He had no fears that a self-aware individual would withdraw from outward social responsibilities, but would "be able to conduct himself properly in relation to others and for others."
The human pioneers who fled earth and established the colonies were non self-aware Cylons.
Playing the super-posh, pig-headed JP in Fresh Meat might shift perceptions, purely because it allows Whitehall to act as obnoxiously as possible; even his fiercest critics will have to concede that Whitehall is a little more self-aware than they thought.
If this sounds like European avant-garde theatre at its most off-puttingly modish, the effect is in fact kookily funny and coolly self-aware.
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