self-awareness

awareness

[uh-wair-nis]
noun
the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness: The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS.

Origin:
aware + -ness

hyperawareness, noun
overawareness, noun
self-awareness, noun
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self-awareness n.
Realization of oneself as an individual entity or personality.

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self-awareness

the "I" as experienced by an individual. In modern psychology the notion of the self has replaced earlier conceptions of the soul

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