Abnegation value the virtue of selflessness over any other. Abnegation initiates upon attaining membership are forced to reject a life of vanity and self-indulgence, protecting themselves from greed and envy which are considered forms of selfishness. Gossiping, using the mirror for long periods of time and buying luxury items are forbidden. As an Abnegation, the focus of their lives will be in serving others instead of themselves, anything done for self-enjoyment is thereby discouraged. Abnegations are usually very quiet as they don’t like to call attention to themselves and they find joy in helping others.
Core Belief: “Them before I”
Traits: Sit quietly and wait. Bow heads, a sign of respect, when greeting each other. Not manipulative, but not forthright.
Physical Traits: Clothing is all gray and simple. The only adornment allowed is a watch. Female Abnegation typically wear their hair in a bun/knot.
“I will be my undoing If I become my obsession.
I will forget the ones I love If I do not serve them.
I will war with others If I refuse to see them.
Therefore I choose to turn away from my reflection,
To rely not on myself
But on my brothers and sisters,
To project always outward
Until I disappear.”
Some members add a final line: “And only God remains.” That is at the discretion of each member,