self-as·​sess·​ment ˌself-ə-ˈses-mənt How to pronounce self-assessment (audio)
plural self-assessments
: the act or process of analyzing and evaluating oneself or one's actions : assessment of oneself
a questionable self-assessment
a self-assessment tool/test
"There are many factors in choosing a job or career and that's why self-assessment is important," she [Bernadette Walsh] says.Peter McGuire

Examples of self-assessment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Self-Assessment Undertake a self-assessment through using self assessment tools such as the world-renowned Myers-Briggs assessment. Rachel Wells, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 His sparse output, with a classic verse or two per year, lines up with that self-assessment. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 22 Nov. 2023 When considering which new career path to take, self-assessment is vital. Cheryl Robinson, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2023 Charisma White, a volunteer at Safety Net Activists, a nonprofit fighting evictions, would disagree with the mayor’s self-assessment. Jeffery C. Mays, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Making choices rooted in comfort may not always serve us, so taking a self-assessment and reevaluating routinely is important. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 2 Oct. 2023 Some people might be gobsmacked by that self-assessment, since Isaacson is often cited as one of his generation’s great careerists. WIRED, 15 Sep. 2023 Smartwater: the Movement & Mindset Connection Smartwater: the Movement & Mindset Connection 0 seconds of 23 minutes, 5 secondsVolume 0% Take a self-assessment. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 18 July 2023 Saban said Alabama’s biggest test of its non-conference schedule is an opportunity for self-assessment. Nick Alvarez |, al, 4 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-assessment was in 1899

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“Self-assessment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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