- all the things that make one what one is; personality or individuality
- the condition of being self-centered; selfishness
- The state of having a distinct identity; individuality.
- The fully developed self; an achieved personality.
- Self-centeredness: “the cult of selfhood that became fashionable in the 1960s” (David Rankin).
Origin of selfhoodTranslation of German Meinheit : mein, my, mine + -heit, n. suff.
(usually uncountable, plural selfhoods)
From self +"Ž -hood.