sense of self

noun phrase

: ideas about the type of person one really is

Examples of sense of self in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through these expressions of nostalgia on social media, individuals shape how others perceive them, presenting themselves as part of a broader cultural narrative while also reinforcing their sense of self. Mark Travers, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Perhaps unsurprisingly, the first of these titles to roll out destroys the life of its subject, the otherwise ordinary Joan (Annie Murphy), costing her her career, her relationships, her sense of self. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Dec. 2023 After all, what good is watching a sad woman with a warped sense of self nip and tuck her face and body into oblivion if the results aren't compared and judged before a national audience? 18 of 19 Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? Ew Staff Updated,, 29 Nov. 2023 The journalism industry may be dying, taking my sense of self with it, but everyone loves books. Hazlitt, 7 Feb. 2024 Gender describes a person's internal sense of self as a woman, man, nonbinary person, or another gender, and the associated social and cultural ideas about roles, behaviors, expressions, and characteristics. Claire Bugos, Verywell Health, 21 Jan. 2024 Two narratives unfold in Rob Peace: the story of Rob moving through increasingly elite spaces without losing his sense of self and the one of the same young man trying to save his father. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Jan. 2024 Shuffling through references high and low, Eberstadt, rebuilding a sense of self after her children have entered adulthood, makes her own bold reach for significance. Vulture, 2 Jan. 2024 Empowerment, on the other hand, means instilling a critical consciousness that equips them to navigate life, understand and challenge systemic forces, and cultivate a strong, positive sense of self and community identity. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Sense of self.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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