Self preservation is the instinct to act in your own best interest to protect yourself and ensure your survival.
An example of self preservation is running away when you see a giant bear.
- preservation of oneself from danger, injury, or death
- the urge to preserve oneself, regarded as an instinct
- Protection of oneself from harm or destruction.
- The instinct for individual preservation; the innate desire to stay alive.
self- +"Ž preservation