Having an accurate sense of yourself, both good and bad. Recognizing your limitations and keeping things in perspective.

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Those who score high in humility have an accurate sense of who they are. They are aware of their strengths and accomplishments, but do not feel the need to brag or seek praise in the spotlight. At the same time, they are not afraid to admit their weaknesses, limitations, or lack of knowledge in certain areas, and know how to keep their achievements in perspective.

They aren't particularly interested in trying to impress others by presenting themselves as better or more special than they are. Because humble people are open to criticism both from themselves and from others, they have a unique capacity for positive change and self-improvement.


In love, the humble person is able to admit their faults and apologize when they are wrong. They listen to criticisms from their partner, as they know that they aren't perfect and can always improve.


At work, the humble person views mistakes as learning opportunities. If they don't perform a task correctly the first time, they know how to incorporate feedback and do better in the future. They aren't afraid to ask for help or guidance when they need it. As leaders, they are open to change and suggestions from others, and are able to delegate decision-making authority to their team if they are capable.


The humble person can also be fraught with imposter syndrome. They may see their flaws more readily, as humility can easily take the form of lowering rather than lifting one's evaluation of themselves. Healthy humility involves understand that we are all flawed, and that awareness of shortcomings should not lead to self hate or self consciousness but an extension of love to others in an understanding that we are all imperfect.










An important part in developing humility is knowing that sometimes you can succeed in silence, and let your accomplishments speak for themselves. To become more humble, it can also be helpful to ask questions and seek feedback. Set aside any defensiveness, accept that nobody's perfect, and be open to listening and learning about what you can do to improve.


Low Scorers

Those who score low in humility may overestimate their strong suits and accomplishments, and tend to view themselves as better than average. They may feel a greater need to brag or bask in praise despite lukewarm performance.

They are less willing to accept criticism, attributing failures to external factors and reacting negatively to what they may perceive as threats towards their self-esteem. As a result, low scorers of humility tend to be more competitive, wanting to publicly outperform others to prove themselves and win admiration.


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