self-characterization

noun
self-char·​ac·​ter·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌker-ik-t(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce self-characterization (audio) , -ˌka-rik- \
plural self-characterizations

Definition of self-characterization

: the act of describing one's own character or qualities : a characterization of oneself her self-characterization as a sci-fi geek [David] Adler relies on what citizens say about their own ideology. … But do these self-characterizations represent how moderate or radical they are?— Matthijs Rooduijn

First Known Use of self-characterization

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-characterization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-characterization. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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