Self-love

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"I love me" variant on I love NY

Self-love is the love of oneself.

In 1956, psychologist & social philosopher Erich Fromm proposed that loving oneself is different from being arrogant, conceited or egocentric. He proposed that loving oneself means caring about oneself, taking responsibility for oneself, respecting oneself, and knowing oneself (e.g. being realistic and honest about one's strengths and weaknesses). He proposed, further, that in order to be able to truly love another person, a person needs first to love oneself in this way.[1]

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  1. ^ The Art of Loving (1956) by Erich Fromm. Harper & Row. ISBN 978-0-06-091594-0.