You act with kindness and compassion. One of the key ways to determine whether you're a nice person, according to psychologist and author Rick Hanson, PhD, is by your thoughts, words, and deeds. In general, having excellent intentions suggests you're probably a better person than you realize. However, it's not always easy to tell what people intend so simply saying you hope others will be kind to you is not always enough. You must also try to understand how they came to have these thoughts/feelings/beliefs.
Every day we make choices about how to act toward others. These decisions can either be kind or cruel, generous or selfish. The fact that you were able to stop yourself from acting in a cruel way toward someone else shows you possess moral courage. This demonstrates that you have good morals and some degree of empathy for other people.
Being a good person isn't just about having good intentions; it's also about following through on them. For example, if you promise someone you'll help them but don't follow through, this would be considered cheating them of their trust. They might even think you're not a good person because of this.
In conclusion, being a good person means trying to be thoughtful and considerate toward others at all times. It also means living by example and helping those who need it most.
Here are several indications that you are a better person than you believe.
A person with evil intentions cannot be both a good and a horrible person. This is due to the fact that intentions play a significant role in judging whether a person is good or bad. A good intentioned individual will constantly do nice actions. He can never have a negative attitude toward people. Conversely, a bad intentioned person will constantly do wrong things. He will never have a good attitude toward others.
It is impossible to be both good and bad at the same time. The reason for this is that humans are always either doing good things or bad things. There are no instances of someone who does some good things but also some bad things. If this were possible, then humanity would be full of heroes and villains alike. Instead, the world is filled only with good people who do good things and bad people who do bad things.
People with evil intentions cannot be good people because evil acts are results of bad attitudes. A person with evil intentions has decided that other people are evil and should be treated as such. This means that they will not spend their time helping others, but rather only hurting them. Also, these individuals may use their power over others to steal their money or abuse them physically or verbally.
People with evil intentions cannot be horrible people because they have done something wrong. They have intended to do harm to others even if only for a moment. This means that they have committed a crime against humanity.
I've discovered five wonderful methods to feel like a nice person—and I'm sure there are more:
According to a new survey, roughly one in every two people believes they are the finest person they know. According to a recent study of 2,000 people in the United States, 81% feel that humans is fundamentally good. Three out of every four individuals feel they are basically decent people.
That number drops to 65% for millennials. Gen Zers believe themselves at only 50%, while adults over 55 feel most comfortable at 40%. Men and women feel equally confident about their basic goodness, but men are more likely than women to say they're great people.
What's more, 80% of respondents said they could identify with the character of an anti-heroine or hero. Women were more likely than men to cite characters from books or movies as examples of someone they'd like to be like in real life - 53% vs. 38%. Men were more likely than women to name Batman (12% vs. 7%) or Spider-Man (9% vs. 5%) as someone they admire.
In conclusion, men and women see themselves as equal beings with good hearts, just perhaps not always good minds. That difference may come down to gender roles in society which force men and women to confront their own limitations differently. Whatever the case may be, this much is clear: men and women believe they're good people. Now if we can just get them to admit it.