You don’t have to humiliate yourself to be humble.
I respect you. But, I lick my lips too many times a day to kiss your behind.
You don’t have to surrender your self-respect to validate someone else’s.
It’s not a sin to assert yourself.
Job 12:3 (NKJV)
3 But I have understanding as well as you;
I am not inferior to you.
Indeed, who does not know such things as these?