What is the difference between self-esteem, self-respect, and self-confidence?

What is the difference between self-esteem, self-respect, and self-confidence?

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This is a discussion on What is the difference between self-esteem, self-respect, and self-confidence? within the Myers Briggs Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; I'm reading Please Understand Me by David Keirsey, and I'm a little confused by what he means by these three ...

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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    What is the difference between self-esteem, self-respect, and self-confidence?

    I'm reading Please Understand Me by David Keirsey, and I'm a little confused by what he means by these three terms. Could someone explain them to me?
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I'm not sure how Keirsey is using the terms, but I would say that self-esteem is appreciating your own importance and worth, whilst self-respect is simply liking yourself, having respect for yourself. Self-confidence would be confidence in your ability to do things and participate in society. These are just my opinions, though.
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Is it possible to have one without the others then? I think I have self respect with alright self confidence and shaky self esteem.

    Just strictly based on my own connotation...

    I would say self esteem is your internal views of yourself. Self respect is how you actually treat yourself and the actions you take, and self confidence is how you portray yourself and interact with others and function.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    My own definitions are:
    Self esteem How much you appreciate yourself.
    Self respect How well you treat yourself.
    Self Confidance How well you interact and participate with others in society.
    But I'm not sure if there any good. The other peoples definitions seemed really good!
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