Last modified on 13 July 2016, at 08:45


A habit is a personal course of conduct that becomes difficult to change over time due its repetition and reliance as part of a daily or weekly routine.

A virtue is a good moral habit, while a vice is an evil or harmful one.

The room of the term habit is from the Latin habitus, meaing "having" or "condition" or "character".

Examples of influential habits in modern society include:

  • church attendance
  • daily prayer
  • exercise
  • addictions
  • daily reading of newspapers or other liberal sources of information

Habit in Buddhism

Habit or Samskara in Sanskrit is the fourth of the Five aggregates in Buddhist philosophy of mind.