What is esteem?

Some articles on esteem:

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-esteem and risk-taking ...
Cognitive Dissonance: The Engine That Drives Self-justification
... shows 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 ... It is possible that people with high self-esteem have more accessible positive thoughts about themselves that can successfully reduce dissonance ... thoughts are not enough, and high self-esteem people do engage in self-justification strategies ...
Self-affirmation - Important Factors
... are less likely to be motivated 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 ...
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 ... Brennan, others who have historically paid attention to the role of esteem in motivation include "from Cicero and Polybius through Thomas Aquinas to Hobbes ... 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 paradox of hedonism ...
Self-enhancement
... works to make people feel good about themselves and to maintain self-esteem ... 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 ...

More definitions of "esteem":

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

Famous quotes containing the word esteem:

    I esteem it the happiness of this country that its settlers, whilst they were exploring their granted and natural rights and determining the power of the magistrate, were united by personal affection. Members of a church before whose searching covenant all rank was abolished, they stood in awe of each other, as religious men.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    God forgive me, I do still see that my nature is not to be quite conquered, but will esteem pleasure above all things; though, yet in the middle of it, it hath reluctancy after my business, which is neglected by my following my pleasure. However, music and women I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.
    Samuel Pepys (1633–1703)

    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.)