FACE-SAVING BEHAVIOR

is similar to facework, in that face-saving behaviours are acts where an individual will attempt to uphold their dignity addressing a social blunder or accident in which it was brought into question.

FACE-SAVING BEHAVIOR: "In embaressing situations, such as falling over, individual's typically begin face-saving behaviours to uphold their dignity in the immediate time following the event."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FACE-SAVING BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/face-saving-behavior/ (accessed December 10, 2018).
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