Dignity is a pleasurable inner virtue giving us a healthy self-caring feeling of worth!
The dictionary says "Dignity is defined as "the state of being worthy of honor or respect". The inherent worthiness of human beings is known as human dignity and is different than dignity."
How do we earn respect and dignity?
True dignity is an inner understanding, it is not an external validation. Thus we do not rely on outsiders to bestow dignity upon us, but we come to realise our own worth based on the relationship we have with ourselves.
To strengthen your "inner" person to feel dignified, it would help to answer these few simple questions honestly.