Home Did you know? What is an autodidact? LivingDid you know? What is an autodidact? By TrendingThisMinute Team - January 26, 2016 40 SHARE Facebook Twitter An autodidact is someone who critically and willingly seeks out knowledge. Autodidacticism is by definition the informal, private, self-teaching process during which the self-educator gathers, processes, absorbs, and uses new knowledge.