Humility is virtue that allows one to pursue life with limited pride or arrogance. Humble people tend to view themselves accurately, and tend to be aware and appreciate their strengths and weaknesses. We wondered whether humble people would be more self-compassionate. Self-compassionate people are more likely to treat themselves with kindness, and mindfulness, especially when faced with adverse events. As such, it would make sense that humble people, who have the ability to assess their own faults and gifts, can extend themselves grace and kindness in the face of adversity. To test this association, we asked participants to complete an online study where they provided responses to measure humility and self-compassion. We are currently in the process of analyzing the data, and expect
to find that humility is positively correlated with self-compassion. This research has the potential to inform how people achieve growth in the spirit of positive psychology.
Espinoza, Analise, "Exploring the Association Between Humility and Self-Compassion" (2023). Student Research Symposium 2023. 14.