What is esteem?

  • (verb): Regard highly; think much of.
    Synonyms: respect, value, prize, prise
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on esteem:

The Economy Of Esteem
... The Economy of Esteem is a book by Geoffrey Brennan and Philip Pettit describing the role of self-esteem and honour in the economy ... According to Brennan, others who have historically paid attention to the role of esteem in motivation include "from Cicero and Polybius through Thomas Aquinas ... What is unique about esteem among currencies esteem can't be traded- "esteem is necessarily produced under conditions of autarky" esteem is subject to the ...
Self-enhancement
... that works to make people feel good about themselves and to maintain self-esteem ... This motive becomes especially prominent in situations of threat, failure or blows to one's self-esteem ... Although self-enhancement is seen in people with low self-esteem as well as with high self-esteem, these two groups tend to use different strategies ...
Cognitive Dissonance: The Engine That Drives Self-justification
... that in low-threat situations, people with high self-esteem are less likely to engage in self-justification strategies than those with low self-esteem ... in high threat situations, these positive thoughts are not enough, and high self-esteem people do engage in self-justification strategies ...
Self-affirmation - Important Factors
... to protect the self-integrity since self-esteem is less emphasized in their culture ... Self-esteem also affects the self-affirmation process ... Previous studies proved that high self-esteem individuals have more affirmational assets, and hence are more resilient to threatening incidents ...
Self-enhancement - Dimensions - Self-Advancement Vs. Self-Protection
... For example, people with higher self-esteem appear to favour self-advancement, whereas people with lower self-esteem tend to self-protect ... People high in self-esteem tend to be greater risk takers and therefore opt for the more risky strategy of self-advancement, whereas those low in self-estee ...

More definitions of "esteem":

  • (noun): A feeling of delighted approval and liking.
    Synonyms: admiration
  • (noun): An attitude of admiration or esteem.
    Synonyms: respect, regard
  • (noun): The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded).
    Example: "It is held in esteem"
    Synonyms: regard, respect

Famous quotes containing the word esteem:

    The esteem of good men is the reward of our worth, but the reputation of the world in general is the gift of our fate.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)

    The things we now esteem fixed shall, one by one, detach themselves, like ripe fruit, from our experience, and fall. The wind shall blow them none knows whither.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)