Not necessarily standards so much as a twisted form of neutrality. He tries to deal out caustic commentary, valuable advice, and seemingly beneficial deals to everyone, no matter who they are, in equal measures. I do not think the word "humanity" is even in Regina's vocabulary.
I'm just calling it as I see it. Even before I came out as a Dearie after Skin Deep, I was still fascinated by him, trying to see both his "malevolent and evil" side and his "insufferably sarcastic but still good" side, a bit like a writer needs to examine both good and evil in his story. Yes, I'm talking about you August!