Definition: regarding oneself as valid; self-affirming; understanding or believing in oneself

Compatible Qualities: self-forgetful, self-forgiving

Too Far: self-absorbed

Quote: Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance. — Casandra Brené Brown (1965-) American author & professor

We define ourselves by five criteria:
     • What we can do (especially the things we do well).
     • What we aspire to do.
     • What we will try.
     • What we cannot do.
     • What we will not do.

Advice: Love yourself as you are. Faults and problems need not be dwelt upon. Instead give yourself credit for your list of positive qualities and accomplishments. Move forward with positive intention. Moving away from the negative is not as productive as moving toward the positive.