self-ex·​plo·​ra·​tion ˌself-ˌek-splə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce self-exploration (audio)
: the examination and analysis of one's own unrealized spiritual or intellectual capacities

Examples of self-exploration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For me, art and my own self-exploration is the same process. Marta Balaga, Variety, 1 July 2024 Frazer has delivered a break-up album that effortlessly moves through cinematic soul, street-soul, Rumours-esque soft rock, Latin tropicalia, and lo-fi gospel, while never losing a cohesive thread of the self-exploration required to transcend heartbreak. Blake Gillespie, SPIN, 28 June 2024 Of course, passengers can always go off on their own–but new-to-cruisers should note that not all ports are convenient for self-exploration, particularly if the cruise terminal is far from local attractions. Scott Laird, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 May 2024 Either way, something is clear: For all the past Oaks albums that presented exorcism as catharsis or self-exploration, Showalter is fundamentally changed here. Ryan Leas, SPIN, 6 June 2024 The goal of that mission is never fully made clear, and what could have been a curious piece of cinematic self-exploration feels more like a self-indulgent running gag that isn’t all that funny. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 The Total Wealth Academy founder creates a safe yet challenging environment for self-exploration and growth to help individuals overcome LAG and pursue a more balanced and purposeful life. William Mullane, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 Art is a process of openness, of self-exploration, of taking risks. Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2024 Fragrance, the May December actor says, is integral to his self-exploration and daily routine. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-exploration was in 1954

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“Self-exploration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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