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accepted Conscientious vs Principled
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comment Conscientious vs Principled
Thank you all for this. I passed this along and it turns out I posed the question incorrectly. I thought that the motivation for "doing the right thing" was impact it would have on others, but I was surprised that when we reviewed the different answers he objected to that motivation preferring "because it's the right thing to do." I'm going to choose Altruistic because I felt it was the best fit for the question as stated, but I think the overall discussion was much better than any one word. Thanks, all.
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comment Conscientious vs Principled
I didn't know that, but looking into it Ayn Rand positioned Altruism as the opposite of Objectivism, yes?
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comment Conscientious vs Principled
JEL and Lamar Latrell; is there no allowance for a distinction between a self-guided moral code (this is what attracted me to "conscience") vs adopting an external code? I'm thinking of how Huck Finn grappled with how the external code conflicted with his own ideas, and I'm looking for the word that described the person that follows his internal compass rather than complies with society's expectations of good character.
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comment Conscientious vs Principled
I guess I make the association because they both pertain to standards of moral conduct.
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comment Conscientious vs Principled
That's a good question. Maybe I'm looking to avoid words like moral and ethical because of their association with religion. The context here is a person being asked to self-describe their qualities. Even if he is religious, my take on religion is that you are not supposed to boast of your devotion, so I want to steer clear of all that.
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answered Is there a word meaning “disposed to correct one’s own behaviour quickly”?
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comment Is there a word for a non-geek?
I was thinking the same thing, however it implies an anti-technology bent beyond mere ignorance.
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