introspection | introspective

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Meaning(s)

self-examination

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introspection - soul-searching

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‘Introspection’ describes the act of self-examination. In other words, the analysis of one’s inner thoughts in order to get a deeper and better understanding of oneself. Such behaviour is viewed as a positive as it can lead to self-betterment.

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Synonyms rumination,reflection,contemplation
Antonyms vacuity,shallowness

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  1. Losing my business led to a period of introspection. I used the time wisely to figure out where I went wrong and how I can improve.

  2. Chris is a very shallow and selfish person. Certainly not somebody given to introspection.

  3. The author’s latest novel was quite introspective compared to her previous works and showed her more thoughtful side.

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