self-directive

adjective
self-di·​rec·​tive | \ ˌself-də-ˈrek-tiv How to pronounce self-directive (audio) , -dī-\

Definition of self-directive

1 : self-directed sense 1 self-directive learning The core aspect of the definition of "play" is that it's self-directive. You're deciding what you're going to do with whatever you're interacting with.— Jeri Kayser
2 : self-directed sense 3 self-directive learners My mom was very much about being self-directive as a woman and not finding your identity in who you were with.— Cate Blanchett

First Known Use of self-directive

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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