Real-world profilers have to be careful, and are, not to indulge in facile ethnic, racial or religious “profiling.”
If I want to indulge in weepiness, my favorite dog is buried about 1000 feet from my house and I can go out and talk to him.
“Anger is not an emotion that I am allowing myself to indulge,” he said at the time.
1630s, "to grant as a favor;" 1650s, of both persons and desires, "to treat with unearned favor;" a back-formation from indulgence, or else from Latin indulgere "to be complaisant." Related: Indulged; indulging.