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Self-directed   /sɛlf-dərˈɛktəd/   Listen

(of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment.  Synonyms: autonomous, self-reliant.

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"Self-directed" Quotes from Famous Books

... knows labor somewhat as an animal does; and he is led almost blindly to the same dull, animal-like endurance of toil, which is the characteristic of the beast of the field. His work, moreover, is not self-directed, for it has no inward spring. It is not the outcome of the knowing mind and the trained and cunning hand. It is labor directed by overseeing and commanding skill and knowledge. Multitudes in every land under the sun know labor precisely in the same way that domestic animals do. They ...
— Sparkling Gems of Race Knowledge Worth Reading • Various

... tell whether the irony of her tone was self-directed or addressed to himself—perhaps it comprehended them both. At any rate, he chose to overlook his own share in it in replying earnestly: "So much so, that I can't see how you can have left me nothing to add to what you ...
— Madame de Treymes • Edith Wharton

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