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Auto-suggestion   /ˈɔtoʊ-səgdʒˈɛstʃən/   Listen

A system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s.  Synonyms: autosuggestion, self-suggestion.

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"Auto-suggestion" Quotes from Famous Books

... acting thus, just as, even three or four hundred years ago, when people burnt men at the stake and put them to the rack they had a conscience which prohibited it; the conscience is there, but it has been put to sleep—in those in command by what the psychologists call auto-suggestion; in the soldiers, by the direct conscious hypnotizing exerted ...
— The Kingdom of God is within you • Leo Tolstoy

... extraordinarily intricate phenomena of the aberration called "Genius". He had several thousand cases of it at his finger-tips—he had measured its reaction-times and calculated its cephalic index, and analyzed its secretions and tested it for indecan. He knew trance and clairvoyance, auto-suggestion and telepathic hallucination, epilepsy and hysteria and ecstasy; and over the head of any disputatious person he would swing the steam-shovel of his erudition, and bury the unfortunate beneath a wagon-load of ...
— Love's Pilgrimage • Upton Sinclair

... deductively. It argues quite correctly from any given premises, but it cannot take the initiative in selecting the premises—that is the province of inductive reasoning which is essentially the function of the objective mind. But by the law of Auto-suggestion this discarnate individual has brought over his premises with him, which premises are the sum-total of his inductions made during objective life, the conception of things which he held at the time he passed over, for this ...
— The Creative Process in the Individual • Thomas Troward

Words linked to "Auto-suggestion" :   self-improvement, self-reformation

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