Professor Lad Sessions teaches "The Concept of Honor" at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He defined the categories of honor:
* Conferred honor: Where someone bestows praise and gifts on another; it's mostly reputation.Interesting read.
* Positional honor: Where one has elite status or achievement; it's mostly social "success."
* Recognition honor: Where one publicly recognizes excellence.
*Commitment honor: Where one is devoted to a principle.
* Personal honor: Where one has a certain virtue, a character trait. It involves reliably following the principles (the "honor code") of a group of similarly committed persons (the "honor group") and being loyal and trustworthy to those persons.