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I read a paragraph and it contains the word 自尊心.
I want to know the meaning of 自尊心.
Dictionary says 自尊心 = pride.
Is it the same with 誇り? or 自慢?

What may be the differences in the usage of these words?

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  • 誇り is a kind of pride concerned with your characteristics like: membership to some group (i.e., nationality, alumnus status, etc.), your belief, activity, or achievement.

誇りを持って仕事をしている
日本人であることに誇りを感じている

  • 自尊心 is the pride about being yourself, and is not tied to any of the particular characteristics mentioned above.

自尊心を持つことは、よい人格形成にとって必要だ
犬の自尊心を育てるためには、小さいときに他の犬と一緒に過ごさせることが重要だ

  • 自慢 is the act of showing off something related to yourself, like the characteristics mentioned above, or your belongings.

スネ夫がラジコン飛行機を自慢した
出木杉君は、試験の結果がよくても、決して自慢はしない

  • それなら,"I will not do anything under my friends' leading" は"自尊心"ですか? – Nyein Nyein Chan Chan Jun 27 '12 at 9:35
  • I think it can be. – user458 Jun 27 '12 at 9:49

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