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Lucid dreaming has considerable potential for promoting personal growth and self-development, enhancing self-confidence, improving mental and physical health, facilitating creative problem solving and helping you to progress on the path to self-mastery.
Stephen LaBerge

Meaning of "self-development" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT

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Self-Development is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SELF-DEVELOPMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Self-help

Self-help, or self-improvement, is a self-guided improvement—economically, intellectually, or emotionally—often with a substantial psychological basis. Many different self-help group programs exist, each with its own focus, techniques, associated beliefs, proponents and in some cases, leaders. "Self-help culture, particularly Twelve-Step culture, has provided some of our most robust new language: recovery, dysfunctional families, and codependency." Self-help often utilizes publicly available information or support groups, on the Internet as well as in person, where people in similar situations join together. From early examples in self-driven legal practice and home-spun advice, the connotations of the word have spread and often apply particularly to education, business, psychology and psychotherapy, commonly distributed through the popular genre of self-help books. According to the APA Dictionary of Psychology, potential benefits of self-help groups that professionals may not be able to provide include friendship, emotional support, experiential knowledge, identity, meaningful roles, and a sense of belonging.

Definition of self-development in the English dictionary

The definition of self-development in the dictionary is the state or process of improving or developing oneself.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-DEVELOPMENT

self-declared
self-defeating
self-defence
self-defense
self-defensive
self-delusion
self-denial
self-denying
self-denyingly
self-deprecating
self-deprecatingly
self-deprecatory
self-depreciating
self-destruct
self-destruction
self-destructive
self-determination
self-determined
self-determining
self-directed

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-DEVELOPMENT

advertisement
application development
arrested development
audio equipment
career development
character development
child development
development
envelopment
equipment
exercise equipment
housing development
laboratory equipment
redevelopment
regional development
research and development
rural development
shipment
sports equipment
sustainable development
urban development

Synonyms and antonyms of self-development in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «self-development» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT

Find out the translation of self-development to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-development from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-development» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自我发展
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

auto-desarrollo
570 millions of speakers

English

self-development
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्म विकास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التنمية الذاتية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

саморазвитие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

auto-desenvolvimento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্ম উন্নয়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

auto-développement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembangunan diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Selbst-Entwicklung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自己啓発
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자기 개발
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pangembangan diri
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự phát triển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுய வளர்ச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आत्म-विकास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kişisel Gelişim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

auto-sviluppo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samorozwoju
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

саморозвиток
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

auto-dezvoltare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτο - ανάπτυξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self- ontwikkeling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självutveckling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvutvikling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-development

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DEVELOPMENT»

The term «self-development» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.867 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DEVELOPMENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-development

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3 QUOTES WITH «SELF-DEVELOPMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word self-development.
1
Stephen LaBerge
Lucid dreaming has considerable potential for promoting personal growth and self-development, enhancing self-confidence, improving mental and physical health, facilitating creative problem solving and helping you to progress on the path to self-mastery.
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Brian Tracy
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
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Paramahansa Yogananda
All honest work is good work; it is capable of leading to self-development, provided the doer seeks to discover the inherent lessons and makes the most of the potentialities for such growth.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-DEVELOPMENT»

Discover the use of self-development in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-development and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Manager'S Guide To Self-Development
What. is. self-development? It has yet to be shown that formal leadership and management development programmes have much impact on organizational performance. Why is this? One possibility is that they may, unintentionally, encourage ...
Pedler, Mike, Burgoyne, John, Boydell, Tom, 2013
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The Secret Art of Self-Development
It's the desire to find your own freedom and happiness. It's about letting go of limitations, and learning how to live successfully. This book is a series of 16 simple pep talks for that self-development journey.
Karl Moore, 2009
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Action & self-development: theory and research through the ...
This volume presents the reader with a stimulating rich tapestry of essays exploring the nature of action and intentionality, and discussing their role in human development.
Jochen Brandtstädter, Richard M. Lerner, 1999
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Love in America: Gender and Self-Development
In this book she shows that many American couples succeed in combining self-development with commitment, and that interdependence, not independence, is their ideal.
Francesca M. Cancian, 1990
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Six Steps in Self-Development: The 'Supplementary Exercises'
In this invaluable small book, the editor has drawn together virtually all Rudolf Steiner's statements on the supplementary exercises, supporting them with commentary and notes.
Rudolf Steiner, Ates Baydur, 2010
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Nuggets of Self Development
Nuggets on Self Development demonstrates how you can do this daily through basic and simple action ideas that can help you make better choices in different areas of your life.
Barbara O. Lawrence, 2010
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Self Development for Sales People: Sales 12.10
This module gives essential insight into all the key sales drivers such as account management, handling complex sales, selling services, FMCG selling, customer relationships and self-development for sales people.
Patrick Forsyth, 2004
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Self-Development and the Way to Power
" In Self-Development and the Way to Power, author L.W. Rogers expounds on that contention, arguing that individuals must work constantly to grow, to develop, and to achieve our full potential.
L. W. Rogers, 2009
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Samadhi: Self Development in Zen, Swordsmanship, and ...
The second part of the book presents Zen therapy, a way of self-development emphasizing the cultivation of samadhi through psychophysical training.
Mike Sayama, 1986
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Power and Influence: Self-Development Lessons from African ...
This book is among the first to consciously acknowledge and demonstrate the rationale of applying indigenous wisdom to enhance the understanding of disciplines, theories, and practice.
Chiku Malunga, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-DEVELOPMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-development is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ramadan: A month for self-development
Ramadan, a very special month has come again, the right time to start planning for your self-development. As an individual looking to be successful in the future, ... «Saudi Gazette, Jul 15»
2
American Management Association Signs First Agreement to …
BANGKOK, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — American Management Association (AMA) signed its first agreement to provide self-development programmes in ... «Satellite PR News, Jun 15»
3
5 Reasons Your Self-Development Efforts Are Failing
My son is not the only one who has observed leaders' aversion to self-development. In the 360 assessments that I've done with more than 50,000 leaders I had ... «Forbes, May 15»
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Self-Development Is Not a Luxury, It's Our Responsibility
It may well have been the end of the road for me anyway in the world of support work. But I do believe, had I known and valued self-development work at the time ... «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
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ArmyFit's self-development website gets useful upgrades
ArmyFit celebrated its first birthday recently, with the addition of several new features to its website, https://armyfit.army.mil, designed to help improve quality of ... «United States Army, Feb 15»
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Steve Harvey expands with new 'Breakthrough and Self
Steve Harvey expands with new 'Breakthrough and Self-Development' division ... Steve Harvey umbrella that will focus on breakthrough and self-development. «atlantadailyworld, Feb 15»
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MOOC Your Way to Better Self-Development
MOOC Your Way to Better Self-Development. When assessing massive open online courses for your employees, don't forget about your own development. «Chief Learning Officer, Jan 15»
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Overpriced self-development: The No.1 marketing trap leaving …
Excuse me while I digress from my usual work... I am a Clinical Psychologist by profession and I started out with stars in my eyes, hoping I could help raise the ... «StartupSmart, Jul 14»
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Self-Development or Shelf-Development?
But is this a chronic case of shelf development or self-development? A point brought home recently at a talk the editor in chief of the Huffington Post, Arianna ... «Huffington Post UK, Jun 14»
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Lessons on self-development and proper attitudes
Moreover, Minister Farrakhan has set an inspiring example of the principles involved in self-development and proper attitude. The lessons he has taught on this ... «FinalCall.com News, May 14»

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