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8 Psychological Benefits of Being Humble

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by PurpleFox, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. 1. Soothe the soul
    Humble people are better able to cope with anxiety about their mortality.

    Instead of erecting self-defenses against death, humble people tend to find it provides a useful perspective on life and how it should be lived.

    When it’s not all about you, interestingly, it makes death easier to contemplate.

    2. Excellence in leadership
    Humble leaders are not only better liked, as you might imagine, but they are also more effective.

    3. Higher self-control
    Having high self-control is one key to a successful life.

    Oddly, perhaps, studies have found that an obsession with the self can paradoxically lead to lower self-control.

    The humble, though, because they place less importance on the self, exhibit higher self-control in many situations.

    Perhaps this is partly due to the fact that humble people tend to know their limits.

    4. Better work performance
    The humble not only make better managers, but they also make better employees.

    5. Higher grades
    Perhaps being a better employee and better manager has its roots in the formative years.
    Being humble, therefore, may make you better in school.

    6. Less prejudice
    One of the characteristics of being humble is having a low sense of entitlement.

    Humble people don’t think they are owed things.

    This leads to a less prejudiced view of the world, encouraging them to be tolerant to others and less defensive about their own beliefs.

    7. More helpful
    Humble people are, on average, more helpful than people who are conceited or egotistical.
    Unsurprisingly, humble people have also been found to be more generous.

    8. Better relationships
    Humble people may have better relationships because they accept other people for who they are.
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