- preservation of oneself from danger, injury, or death
- the urge to preserve oneself, regarded as an instinct
Lawrence joined a gang for self preservation but he realized that it was actually the worst choice.
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.
- Protection of oneself from harm or destruction.
- The instinct for individual preservation; the innate desire to stay alive.
self- +"Ž preservation
- Psychiatrists generally believe that this is a maladaptive form of self-help or self-preservation and is done to achieve release from almost unbearable psychic tension and to give the individual a feeling of control.
- For the British of Madras, under the instinct of self-preservation, were compelled to maintain the cause of another candidate to the throne of Arcot in opposition to the nominee of Dupleix.
- The soul being one and simple, its separate acts of self-preservation or primary presentations must be simple too, and its several presentations must become united together.
- Hobbes had said " the natural state of man is non-moral, unregulated; moral rules are means to the end of peace, which is a means to the end of self-preservation."
- He looked on the actions of the individual organism and of society as determined by the needs of self-preservation.