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Self-discipline to self-absorbed, 5 terms

Definitions from online sources --

Self-discipline, correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement

Self-restraint, control imposed by oneself on one's own feelings, desires, or actions

Self-esteem, a confidence and satisfaction in oneself

Self-expression, the expression of one's own personality: assertion of one's individual traits

Self-absorbed, absorbed in one's own thoughts, activities, or interests

These terms are in a news article
Signs of the times? Civility may be at all-time low
Copyright Deseret (Utah) News, May 11, 2008

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According to the survey, 67 percent say people have definitely or probably become less civil during the past decade. On the other hand, nearly half, 45 percent, say they personally have become more civil, while 37 percent see themselves as unchanged.

“People, in general, in surveys see the problem but very seldom do they see themselves as part of the problem,” said P.M. Forni, director of the Civility Project at Johns Hopkins University. He identified schools, workplaces and road as places that seem to bring out the worst in people.

Utah State University special education professor Richard West:
“Civility has taken a backseat to brash behavior, abrupt behavior and winning. A lot of this has to do with our celebration of competition over collaboration.”