Definitions

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  • n. The ability to critically reflect on yourself and your relations from an external perspective.

Etymologies

self- +‎ distance (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Requesting this amount of self-distance from Americans in 2009 is, quite frankly, revolutionary.

    Jonathan Daniel Harris: Creating a Culture of Service

  • And this tendency to self-distance was linked with lower levels of distress and blame.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • To complement that, their bass player Stig Pedersen seems to have an abundance of self-distance, and I love it that he has decided to have only strings on his bass when he's playing.

    Robert's talk

  • "points forward to the devices of self-distance and doubt employed by later poets" (46), and that "poetic sensibility" did not so much express any truths for the poet but rather "covered the need for money" (47).

    Commentary on "Verses" by L.E.L.

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