As the term suggests, self development refers is a cognisant attempt to improve one's capabilities and potentials via a structured learning process involving assessment, feedback and resolute strategies for improvement. Argyris (1985) re-inforces that this must be a conscious effort, "the door to self-development is locked from inside. No one can develop anyone but themselves." Consultation of a wide range of literature on the subject reveals some common ground bordering on the acquisition of knowledge/skills for the purpose of enhancing individual/group performance.Self development has been described as a "structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning, performance and/or achievement and to plan for their personal, educational and career development" (QAA. 2005). Adaptable to workplace scenarios, is Madden and Mitchell's (1993) definition, which emphasizes on continuous professional development and views the concept as "the maintenance and enhancement of the knowledge, expertise and competence of professionals throughout their careers according to a plan formulated with regard to the needs of the professional, the employer, the profession and society." Clyne, (1995) refers to the subject as "the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the practitioner's working life."Self analysis arguably is incorporated in the workings of self development, as it largely borders on penetrative introspection into an individual's attitudes, behavioural patterns, emotional resilience, strengths and weaknesses. The prime aim of self analysis is to understand the psychology of existence thereby creating awareness that leads to development. The great philosopher Aristotle captures this ideology in his quote "knowing thyself is the beginning of all wisdom.