Personal responsibility is the idea that human beings choose, instigate, or otherwise cause their own actions.
With the idea we cause our actions, we can be held morally accountable or legally liable.
It is contrasted to the idea that human actions are caused by conditions beyond the person’s control.
Personal responsibility is increasingly associated with political conservatism and libertarianism.
Social power resides within every individual, and every person must
assume personal responsibility for social behavior.
All values are personal.
Freedom brings individuals face to face with their responsibility for their free actions.
Personal responsibility reflects the willingness to both accept the importance of standards that society establishes for individual behavior and to make strenuous personal efforts to live by those standards.
Personal responsibility also means that when individuals fail to meet expected standards, they do not look around for some factor outside themselves to blame.
The demise of personal responsibility occurs when individuals blame their family, their peers, their economic circumstances, or their society for their own failure to meet standards.
The areas most important to personal decision making and responsibility
are education, sexual behavior and marriage, and work.
Public policy should emphasize the importance of personal responsibility.
A sense of personal responsibility, means accepting and living by society’s established standards of individual behavior.
When these expected standards aren’t met, someone with personal responsibility doe not seek others to blame.
A person with personal responsibility is able to maturely respond to the presented challenges themselves and take any blame for their actions.
Qualities for Personal Responsibility:
1. Communication Skills
2. Ability to Create Boundaries
4. Ability to Control Impulses
7. Self authentication: actions come from your true self, as you are self-directed, self-motivated, self-disciplined,
knowing right from wrong, trusting own judgment
To be responsible for oneself self means doing what is expected of oneself, even when no one is around to know.
8. Being Organized
9. Personal accountability