Definition of Self-directed

1. Adjective. (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment.

Exact synonyms: Autonomous, Self-reliant
Similar to: Independent
Derivative terms: Autonomy, Self-reliance



Definition of Self-directed

1. Adjective. Directed, independently by oneself without external control or constraint ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-directed

self-depreciation
self-deprivation
self-deprivations
self-destroy
self-destruct
self-destructed
self-destructing
self-destruction
self-destructions
self-destructive
self-destructiveness
self-destructs
self-determination
self-determined
self-differentiation
self-directed (current term)
self-direction
self-discipline
self-disciplined
self-discovery
self-disgust
self-distance
self-distrust
self-doubt
self-doubts
self-drilling screw
self-drive
self-dual
self-educated
self-education

Literary usage of Self-directed

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1. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"self-directed organization as the goal of the higher mental life. Again we find ourselves speaking in terms of higher forms of organization. ..."

2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"self-directed organization as the goal of the higher mental life. Again we find ourselves speaking in terms of higher forms of organization. ..."

3. Manual of Play by William Byron Forbush (1914)
"self-directed PLAY Children under two and a half years of age are not ... No child will learn self-directed play if somebody is around all the time to make ..."

4. Labor Maintenance: A Practical Handbook of Employees' Service Work by Daniel Bloomfield (1920)
"... Self-Directed Recreation Best The lesson comes home continually that self-initiated and self-conducted activities on the part of people usually fare ..."

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