You are aware of the feelings and needs of those around you, approaching life with communal rather than individualistic ideals, as you value the well-being of the whole, and recognize your interconnectivity. You’re likely gentle and tolerant as you approach others with care and with an awareness of how your words and actions might affect them. Empathy is a large part of this, as you perceive and value others as much as you do yourself, creating a willingness to help and be generous when possible.
Altruism is differentiated from tendermindedness in that it is characterized by more active concern for others. While tendermindedness is about feeling the pain and emotions of others, altruism is more about stepping in and acting on those feelings.
You lean towards caring and supportive relationships, anticipating your partner’s needs and taking pains to create a safe and comfortable environment, supporting growth and development over stagnation and control. Seek people who likewise score high on altruism as you will benefit then from a rare mutuality and will avoid being taken advantage of.
The altruist may make a good leader, especially when combined with action and deliberation. Your ability to perceive the state of those around you, makes it easier for you to come up with plans that are likely to serve the greatest good. You are willing to make personal sacrifices to achieve this and that’s something people around you take note of.