Emotions And Feelings (Cont.16)

13. When we self-assess (can cause pride, hubris, humility)

    a) pride is a feeling of pleasure, or celebration related to your and/or others' accomplishments or efforts; it focuses almost entirely on positive aspects of achievements; it is the opposite is humility

There is authentic pride, ie as a positive connotation; positively associated with self-esteem and negatively with shame-proneness; may have evolved to motivate behaviours, thoughts and feelings oriented toward attaining prestige

"...prestige-based leaders are admired for their skills or knowledge, as distinct from their dominant status obtained by force..."
Brené Brown, 2021

     b) hubris is an inflated sense of one's own innate abilities that is tied more to the needs for dominance than to actual accomplishments; it is negatively correlated with self-esteem and positively correlated with narcissism (shame-based fear of being ordinary), grandiosity, persuasive need for admiration, lack of empathy, bullying and shame-proneness; dominance is a status coerced through aggression or intimidation; hubris sufferers don't care what others think, ie does not require respect or social acceptance; those displaying hubris are more likely to experience chronic anxiety, engage in aggression and hostility, and struggle with intimate partner relationships and general social support; it is a benign form of super-sized pride

    c) humility suggests groundedness; it is understanding everyone's contribution; it is openness to new learning combined with a balanced and accurate assessment of your contributions (including your strengths, imperfections as an opportunity for growth, etc); understanding and accepting that you may be wrong

"...We realise that getting it right is more important than that need to prove that we are right..."
Brené Brown, 2021

It is different from modesty, ie which is downplaying yourself and your achievements; is different from meekness

Intellectual humility refers to your willingness to consider information that is contrary to your current thinking, eg open to hearing other points of view

"...They are curious and willing to adjust their beliefs when faced with new or conflicting information..."
Brené Brown, 2021


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