Self-reliance is in tension perhaps with the virtues of accepting help gracefully or of seeking out good advice? Self-reliance can be an important prerequisite to being helpful to others (i.e. rather than a burden on them).

a.k.a. autarkeia, autonomy, self-reliance, self-sufficiency

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


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