introspection - soul-searching
‘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.
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.
Chris is a very shallow and selfish person. Certainly not somebody given to introspection.
The author’s latest novel was quite introspective compared to her previous works and showed her more thoughtful side.