Humility

Humility is important for us to be able to work together and create a better society[1][3][7]. Humble leaders are better liked and more effective[2][8]. Humility has shown to help repair relationships and build stronger bonds between people[4]. Understanding our connection with the cosmos helps us to have a perspective of life and to create a sustainable and peaceful world. Humility also helps us to deal with death[5]. Humility during a life time also seem to be correlated with good health[6].

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I am humbled and in awe of the universe.
I am acknowledge that my knowledge is very limited.
I try not to brag.
I admit my weaknesses.
I am not afraid to make mistakes.
I admit my mistakes.
I am courteously respectful and considerate in conversations.
I don't take credits for others' work.
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      Research
      • [1] LaBouff, J. P., Rowatt, W. C., Johnson, M. K., Tsang, J., McCullough Willerton, G. (2012). Humble persons are more helpful than less humble persons: Evidence from three studies. Journal of Positive Psychology, 7, 16-29. View
      • [2] Owens, B. P. & Hekman, D. (2012). Modeling how to grow: An inductive examination of humble leader behaviors, contingencies, and outcomes. Academy of Management Journal, 5: 787-818. View
      • [3] Johnson, M.K., Rowatt, W. C., & Petrini, L. (2011). A new trait on the market: Honesty-Humility as a unique predictor of job performance ratings. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, pp. 857-862. View
      • [4] Davis, D. E., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Hook, J. N., Emmons, R. A., Hill, P. C., Bollinger, R. A., & Van Tongeren, D. R. (2013). Humility and the development and repair of social bonds: Two longitudinal studies. Self and Identity, 12, 58–77. View
      • [5] Kesebir, P. (2014) Personality Processes and Individual Differences - A Quiet Ego Quiets Death Anxiety: Humility as an Existential Anxiety Buffer by in: Journal of personality and social psychology (Washington, DC : American Psychological Association), Vol. 106, No. 4 (2014), p. 610-623. View
      • [6] Krause, N. (2012). Religious involvement, humility, and change in self-rated health over time. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 40, 199–210. View
      • [7] Hook, J. N., Davis, D. E., Owen, J., Worthington, E. L., Jr., & Utsey, S. O. (2013). Cultural humility: Measuring openness to culturally diverse clients. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 353-366.
      • [8] Collins, J. (2001). Good to great: Why some companies make the leap… and others don’t. New York: HarperBusiness.
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