What does self-love mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanitynoun

    feelings of excessive pride

  2. self-love, narcism, narcissismnoun

    an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

    "self-love that shut out everyone else"


  1. self-lovenoun

    Regard for oneself, love of oneself.

  2. self-lovenoun

    Excessive pride or vanity, over valuing the self.


  1. Self-love

    Self-love, defined as "love of self" or "regard for one's own happiness or advantage", has been conceptualized both as a basic human necessity and as a moral flaw, akin to vanity and selfishness, synonymous with amour-propre, conceitedness, egotism, narcissism, et al. However, throughout this century self-love has adopted a more positive connotation through pride parades, Self-Respect Movement, self-love protests, the hippie era, the modern feminist movement (3rd & 4th wave), as well as the increase in mental health awareness that promotes self-love as intrinsic to self-help and support groups working to prevent substance abuse and suicide.


  1. self-love

    Self-love refers to the regard for one's own well-being and happiness. It is characterized by taking care of oneself, accepting one's strengths and weaknesses, maintaining a positive self-image, and not sacrificing oneself to please others. It is a fundamental component in a healthy and balanced life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-lovenoun

    the love of one's self; desire of personal happiness; tendency to seek one's own benefit or advantage


  1. Self-love

    Self-love is the love of oneself. In 1956, psychologist and social philosopher Erich Fromm proposed that loving oneself is different from being arrogant, conceited or egocentric. He proposed that loving oneself means caring about oneself, taking responsibility for oneself, respecting oneself, and knowing oneself. He proposed, further, that in order to be able to truly love another person, a person needs first to love oneself in this way.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-love in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-love in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of self-love in a Sentence

  1. Edith Eva Eger:

    Self love is self care, the biggest concentration camp is in our mind.

  2. June Jordan:

    I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.

  3. Angelicface:

    Self love is the foundation for all love. When you truly love and accept yourself,it becomes effortless to open your heart to others, and to receive the love they have to offer.

  4. Vanessa Roth:

    She gave us the chance to tell a story of this iconic figure who's influenced so many people, and at the same time be able to use the music, the power, the excitement and all of that combined with this woman who tells such a truthful, honest story about what it is to grow up not feeling self-love and struggling with that and then using that music to heal and to heal other people.

  5. Neha Chaudhary:

    I love the social media movements that reject the outdated cultural tendencies of putting only certain bodies on a pedestal, self acceptance, self-love, and a positive body image are all really important for promoting our mental health and overall wellness. We should be able to be ourselves, and be ourselves with pride, no matter what that looks like for each of us.

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