- Self development is taking steps to better yourself, such as by learning new skills or overcoming bad habits.
An example of self development is taking courses at the university to learn new skills and interesting things.
self-development definition by Webster's New World
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efforts toward self-fulfillment, either through formal study programs or on one's own
self-development definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Development of one's capabilities or potentialities.