Potentially a silly question: I was watching this video and heard this. It may be because I'm not a native speaker, but I believe I haven't heard it before? All my searches lead to the word 'inhibition' which is more or less the opposite of this definition. Any clarification of what Candice said/tried to say there, or any alternative words?

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    – Monzoor
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 7:17
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    – Stu W
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I would call it integrity - being true to yourself.

About integrity:

"a moral compass that doesn't waver" - vocabulary.com

"a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards" - Wikipedia


have the courage of one's convictions, to act in accordance with one's beliefs, especially in spite of criticism.


(I'll note that "have the strength of one's convictions" is more familiar to me, but some sites suggest that it's archaic.)

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