The purpose of this study is to examine the predictive role of self-compassion on defeat. Participants were 324 university students (196 women, 128 men; M age= 20.1 yr.). In this study, the Self-compassion Scale and the Defeat Scale were used. The relationships between self-compassion and defeat were examined using correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. In correlation analysis, self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness factors of self-compassion were found negatively and self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification factors of self-compassion were found positively related to defeat. According to regression results, defeat was predicted positively by self-judgment, isolation, and over-identification. Further self-kindness and common humanity predicted defeat in a negative way. Self-compassion has explained 39% of the variance in defeat. The results were discussed in the light of the related literature and dependent recommendations to the area were given.