self-per·​cep·​tion ˌself-pər-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce self-perception (audio)
: perception of oneself
especially : self-concept

Examples of self-perception in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One powerful method for reshaping our beliefs is through exercises that challenge our self-perceptions. Anna Tan, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 That the little assemblage took at least six months to make suggests that the artist’s self-perception was in considerable flux. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 The physical changes that go down during adolescence can do a number on a person’s self-perception. Christine Byrne, Mph, SELF, 22 Sep. 2023 Western support for Ukraine and Russian self-perception are deeply intertwined. Liana Fix, Foreign Affairs, 12 Sep. 2023 Shortly following Jackson's criticism, Palmer reflected on how motherhood has shifted her self-perception in an interview with The Cut. USA TODAY, 28 Aug. 2023 Here’s what experts had to say about why self-perception of sleep trumps what the sleep tracker says, and ways to improve sleep quality to boost your next-day mood. Julia Landwehr, Health, 18 Aug. 2023 Compounded by celebrity culture, the BBL trend dying is a signal to create healthy and realistic self-perceptions that aren’t warped by social media. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 8 Aug. 2023 Your friends and the people who love you might see you one way, but your self-perception may not resemble their perception. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 22 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1666, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-perception was in 1666

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“Self-perception.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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