self-expression

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self-expression

[self-ik-spresh-uhn, self-]
noun
the expression or assertion of one's own personality, as in conversation, behavior, poetry, or painting.

Origin:
1890–95

self-expressive, adjective
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self-expression
 
n
the expression of one's own personality, feelings, etc, as in painting, poetry, or other creative activity
 
self-ex'pressive
 
adj

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Example sentences
Teaching a student to take pride in self-expression is not a pedagogical
  intrusion but an obligation.
The secret: the suppression of self-expression is impossible.
For one thing, you never took writing to mean self-expression, which means
  self-indulgence.
There she met artists, writers and performers, whose support helped usher her
  closer to self-expression.
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