The definition of self-proclaimed is that you have declared yourself to be something or to hold some title.
If you have decided you are going to be the unofficial leader of a group, this is an example of at time where you are the self-proclaimed leader.
so proclaimed or announced by oneself: a self-proclaimed ruler
So called by oneself; self-styled.
- Indicating that a claim or statement of status was made by the person who benefits from the announcement.
- He was self-proclaimed king of the mountain, since it was a mountain of garbage no one else wanted the title and we let him keep saying it.
self- +"Ž proclaimed