Definition: a proper respect for oneself or for one’s own character and reputation

Balancing Qualities: Humility, Willfulness

Note: Lack of, or loss of, self-respect results in inaction due to the diminution of will.

Quote: Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. — Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) Irish-born English Author

Advice: Idleness diminishes self-respect. Therefore, stay busy with something constructive you love to do, or have a duty to do. Then turn that duty into an act of love. Self-respect begins with knowing what is worthy of respect; and is gained by loving and serving that value in others.