The 2004 book “Character Strengths and Virtues” defines humility as “letting one’s accomplishments speak for themselves; not seeking the spotlight; not regarding oneself as more special than one is.”
Key research findings about humility include
- Humility is a central attribute of youth who have established a sense of purpose.
- Views and expressions of humility vary from culture to culture. Youth from collectivist cultures report more favorable attitudes towards modest behaviors than their counterparts from individualistic cultures.
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