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In Philippine Culture, Loob or Kalooban refers to one's inner self, or, more specifically, to the internal dimension of a person's identity. It's external counterpart is labas - the physical, outward appearance. Loob is a core concept in Filipino Psychology, a field which is unthinkable without both the internal and external dimensions, "loob/labas".
Concepts whose expression involves "loob" Edit
As a core concept of value, Loob and its variants are a critical aspect of numerous Filipino value constructs, of which the following are examples:
- Utang na loob - a debt of gratitude
- also May utang na loob a good person because that person understands what it means to owe a debt of gratitude
- also Nakikingutang ng loob, to seek a favor from someone
- Ipagkaloob - to entrust
- lagay ng loob - mood, one's state of mind or feeling
- lakas-loob - courage
- tibay ng loob - inner strength
- tining ng loob - clarity of thinking, feeling, volition
- kababaang loob - humility, literally "lowness of the inside"
- kabutihang-loob - good naturedness
- kagandahang loob - generosity, noblemindedness
- may kusang-loob - one who does his work without prodding
- payapang loob - a peaceful, calm person
- mapagkaloob - a generous person
- mahina ang loob - a coward
- malakas ang loob - a daring person
- malamig ang loob - an indifferent person
- pikit ang loob - one who is blind to injustice
- mabigat ang loob - the state of being sad, heavy-hearted
- maluwag sa loob - one's experience of a state of being willing, cheerfully ready, literally to feel "loose/open on the inside"
- wala sa loob - a state of being unwilling, literally to "not have it in oneself"
- tapat na kalooban - the state of having a sincere inner being
- masasamang-loob - criminals, literally, "those with bad inner beings"
- kapalagayang loob - confidante, intimate
- pampalubag-loob - consolation
- kagaanang-loob - something to pacify intense emotion such as anger
The word loob, simply taken as "inside" and not a construct, is also used for "looban," which means an interior compound, or community; and for the term "manloloob", which means "robber," literally "someone who enters."
See also Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Mercado, Leonardo N. (September 1994). [ttp://www.crvp.org/book/Series03/III-8/contents.htm The Filipino Mind: Philippine Philosophical Studies II (Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change Series III Asia)], 226 pages, Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.
- ↑ de Guia, Katrin (2005). Kapwa: The Self in the Other: Worldviews and Lifestyles of Filipino Culture-Bearers, 378, Pasig City: Anvil Publishing, Inc..
- ↑ Enriquez, Virgilio (1992). "Unit 15 - Kaugalian, Halagahin, at Pagkatao (Customs, Values & Character)" From Colonial To Liberation Psychology: The Philippine Experience, Quezon City, Philippines: University of the Philippines Press. URL accessed February 5, 2008.