think for (oneself)

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think for (oneself)

To be able to make decisions without letting other people dictate or influence them. You can't just blindly follow what your boss says, especially if you think he's unscrupulous—you need to think for yourself!
See also: think

think for

oneself to do one's own thinking; to think independently. I think for myself. I don't need anyone to tell me what to do, do I? Sam has to learn to think for himself. He can't let other people make his decisions for him all his life.
See also: think