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The instinct or desire to promote one's own well-being; regard for or love of one's self.

self′-lov′ing adj.
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Adj.1.self-loving - characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
selfish - concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman
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The self-loving response is to tolerate the unmet need and then, through relational modeling with primary caregivers, develop personal structures for resolving internal emotional disruptions.
Self-loving Ahlam, who refers to herself as "Queen," was also convinced that some people exploit her name in the "name of fame and stardom," especially that they know the "importance of Ahlam."
Further, we directly compared self-loving consumers with high self-efficacy to overt and covert narcissists, and revealed differences in purchase behavior among these groups.
I also want to actively analyze my past to help build a strong, self-loving present and future.