Not always. I think we can also admire others in ways that they complement/supplement the qualities of ourselves. I would dare to say that I am as self-disciplined and hardworking as other people. In some ways, yes. In other ways... definitely not.
Hell, if I was really that independent(don't have to always ask for advice and go in my own direction) and willing to risk what I have for what I want ("stability" for something else), I wouldn't be here right now. Sometimes I also admire stubborn and loud people as these type of people tend to say what they need to say. Am I stubborn and loud? Stubborn, probably. Loud? Good luck seeing me being loud.
Remember the saying that what we find repulsive in others could also be something we have in ourselves as it reminds us of the qualities that we don't want in ourselves, but we have it anyways.
Now that I think about it, this is starting to sound like disintegration and integration. >.<