the idea, conception, or mental image one has of oneself.

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World English Dictionary
one's own idea of oneself or sense of one's worth

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Word Origin & History

1939, from self + image (q.v.).
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Medical Dictionary

self-image n.
The conception that one has of oneself, including an assessment of qualities and personal worth.

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Example sentences
It always helps to improve your self image with other people.
Subjectivity, self image and a lack of imagination are not good ingredients for making an argument.
Their real motivation is to maintain their self image of superiority over the dorks.
We're simply re-doing the question in our minds and answering honestly about our self image.
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