1. Preservation of oneself from harm or destruction.
EX. Seriously, the animal/enemy AI has no sense of self-preservation in Skyrim. They see a dragon? They're gonna fight it. They see a dragonborn badass who just killed said dragon? They're gonna fight it. Just once I'd like to see somebody run after you display your badassery. If I beat a dragon to death with my fists, you should probably assume you don't want what I'm gonna dish out.