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: validating itself : needing no guarantee or judgment of its validity outside of itself
An emotion is self-validating when it communicates information to the self … (e.g., one feels angry because the situation is unjust and, therefore, one has good reason to be angry). Robert L. Leahy et al.
: tending or serving to recognize, confirm, or establish one's own worthiness or legitimacy : providing self-validation
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