Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Aware of oneself, including one's traits, feelings, and behaviors.

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  • adjective Aware of oneself as an individual that exists in the real world

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  • adjective aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts

Etymologies

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self- +‎ aware

Examples

  • Well, the term "self-aware" is very touchy and controversial, but that's the direction we are heading.

    Teaching Robots To Be Human

  • 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.

    Chuck Klosterman on Living and Society

  • 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.

    Chuck Klosterman on Living and Society

  • 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.

    Chuck Klosterman on Living and Society

  • 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.

    Billy Sim

  • 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.

    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • 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.

    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • 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.

    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • Her writing is searingly honest, brutally revealing, and wickedly self-aware.

    Boing Boing

  • 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.?

    MeiMei Fox: The Life Out Loud: Be Your Own Valentine

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