Pride


“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.”   -John Ruskin

honor, ego, self-worth, self-satisfaction

P is for Pride

 
You have just accomplished a great achievement and you are feeling proud. You are feeling not only happiness but confidence in yourself. So how could this emotion ever be listed as one of the seven deadly sins?  Pride has two sides, one that is positive and the other negative. Pride can also come in many forms.  Although feelings of pride can be healthy this same feeling can trick us into thinking we are better than others.  Feeling pride can motivate us to engage in achieving success but it can also make us feel superior to other people.  It is the negative side of pride, the self-righteousness we can feel which contributes to its being found on the list of the seven deadly sins.

Synonym of pride – honor
Antonym of pride – humility

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Other Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge Posts 2014 (Emotions)
Theme Reveal ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/03/21/blogging-from-a-to-z-challenge-theme-reveal-2014/

Anger ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/01/anger/
Bliss ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/02/bliss/
Compassion ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/03/compassion/
Deceit ~ ttp://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/04/deceit/
Envy ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/05/envy/
Fear ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/07/fear/
Grief ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/08/grief/
Hurt https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/09/hurt/
Insecurity ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/10/insecurity/
Jilted ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/11/jilted/
Kindness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/12/kindness/
Love and Loss (of a pet) ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/14/love-and-loss-of-a-pet/
Melancholy ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/15/melancholy/
Nervousness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/16/nervousness/
Optimism ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/17/optimism/
Quizzical ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/19/quizzical/
Resentment ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/21/resentment/
Sadness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/22/sadness/
Thankfulness ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/23/thankfulness/
Unfeeling ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/24/unfeeling/
Victimization (emotional) ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/25/victimization-emotional/
Worry ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/26/worry/
XOXO ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/28/xoxo/
Yearning ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/29/yearning/
Zeal ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/04/30/zeal/

Challenge Reflection ~ https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2014/05/05/a-to-z-challenge-reflection/

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37 thoughts on “Pride

  1. I’ve never thought about pride having two faces, but I have wondered why it’s among the Seven Deadly Sins. I learned from this post. Thanks for the follow, too!

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