10 Things You Shouldn’t Do If You Have Self-Respect and High Integrity

10 Things You Shouldn't Do If You Have Self-Respect and High Integrity

Sometimes no matter how kind or nice person you are, eventually and unfortunately you will face the dark side of life. The dark side might include family problems, abusive and toxic relationship and bad job.

Those dark and hard moments might alter your life in drastic ways. The pain due to these events might be hard and severe, but you need to understand something, the pain is there for a reason.

The pain signifies the beginning of your new journey, a journey of transformation. You need to see the pain as a guide through the metamorphosis. But the most crucial thing on this journey is self-respect.

The fact is that these moments call for transparency and bravery, you need that to get to the final stage of this journey.

Why bravery and transparency? Because eventually, you will have to put yourself first and say NO to toxic and bad people. At the end of the path, you will need to defend your heart, beliefs, and rights.

Do you know what you need to become? You need to become a self-respecting person with integrity. Become part of this group of people, and you will improve the quality of your life.

Do you know what these people do? There are a few behaviors they don’t tolerate at any cost. Intrigued to find out more? Read on.

Behaviors Self-Respecting People with Integrity Don’t Tolerate at Any Cost

#1 Trying to Fit In

These people never try to fit in. Why? Because you cannot evolve if you follow the masses. You are unique, respect that, love yourself and always no matter what follow your intuition.

#2 Staying In the Comfort Zone

Yes, the comfort zone is a nice and safe place, but it won’t get you anywhere. Remember, nothing grows in the comfort zone. In the comfort zone, everything is the same, but the time flies. You shouldn’t allow your life to pass before your eyes.

Challenge yourself and push your limits. Remember, fear is only temporary, but regrets, well, they last forever.

#3 Pleasing Other People

A person with self-respect and raised awareness knows that constant pleasing other people simply won’t get you anywhere. The truth is that no matter how much you try, it will never be enough to fulfill everyone’s wishes.

You need to avoid this and do what you want to do instead. It is about you, bear that in mind, this is your life.

#4 Having a Negative, Pessimistic Point of View

Your attitude and thoughts toward your life will impact your perspective on things. You should know that if you stick to the negative view of yourself, the world will return in the same way.

What do you need to do to change this? First, you need to accept yourself, choose the positive and bright side and know that positive thoughts have big power.

In this way, you will experience endless chances and possibilities in your life.

#5 Neglecting the Most Important Thing – Health

You should know that feeling good both emotionally and mentally, begins and ends with no one else but you. You need to make your health a priority. Your health is something that cannot be compromised or discussed.

Self-respecting people make their health a priority.

#6 Working a Job They Hate

Self-respecting people don’t settle for a dull, soul-sucking and exhausting job. Those who settle for this might pay their bills but hate their life. But self-respecting people understand the only way to be successful and live the life you love is to love what you do.

Just think about it? How will you have the motivation to grow if what you do is the thing you hate?

#7 Lack of Motivation as Excuse for Being Lazy

You need to understand that lack of motivation is something normal, but this shouldn’t be your excuse to be useless and lazy. Don’t stop when you lose your motivation, instead search for ways to inspire yourself.

Think about why you started in the first place.

#8 Don’t Choose Happiness

Many people settle for less than what they really deserve. Why is that? It is like that since these people don’t value themselves enough and they fear that nothing better will come along.

But you should know that a self-respecting person with integrity will choose what makes them the most fulfilled and happiest. And they are very well aware that you should find happiness inside you.

#9 Being Part of an Abusive Relationship

During the journey, you need to learn to respect your value systems and personalities. By doing that you will never be part of an overly-controlling and abusive relationship.

Self-respecting people don’t tolerate mind games and manipulation since they aren’t afraid to stand and speak up for themselves.

They aren’t afraid to say what is on their mind. What is the point in being with someone if you cannot say what you mean or want?

#10 Ingoring Your Intuition

People without self-respect always try to please other and look for guidance in the people around them. What is the mistake? They don’t listen to their inner voice and intuition.

You should learn to listen to your intuition, don’t let circumstances and emotions make you ignore it. Because if you do that you will regret it in the end.


If you want to succeed in life and be more happy with yourself, you need to put yourself first. Leave your comfort zone, once you do that you will see the beauty in making a step and doing something for yourself.

You have one life, so you deserve it to live it to the fullest. And how will you do it? By loving and respecting yourself.

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