The term "self-directing" refers to the ability to guide oneself without the need for external direction. Antonyms for this term would involve the opposite of being self-reliant or independent. Words like dependent or reliant describe individuals who rely heavily on others to make decisions on their behalf. Similarly, a follower is someone who follows directions, rather than making decisions for themselves. Additionally, passive, submissive or hesitant could be used to describe people who are not assertive or confident in making their own choices. Finally, words like obedient or compliant might be used to describe someone who is willing to comply with the wishes of others, rather than taking charge of their own life.
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