Characteristics of Repentance #2: Abhorrence of Self.

Genuine repentance will result in an utter abhorrence of self, because we ("self") are the willful agent of sin. We choose to do it. Rather than shifting the blame to someone or something else, we (if repentant) are willing to admit that we sin - both by nature and by choice. We also acknowledge that, apart from the power of God we would never choose to do differently.