Are you a truly good and kind person? Answer these simple questions and find out!

It isn’t always easy to do the right thing. Sometimes it takes a little extra effort to be a truly good and kind person. As human beings, we are programmed to see the best in ourselves. Therefore, we may not be the ideal people to judge our own goodness. If you are trying to figure out if you are a genuinely good person, here are a few questions to ask yourself.

When you interact with others how do they respond to you?

Generally, people respond to goodness with positivity. People who are kind and considerate towards others are appreciated and loved. The response you get from your friends and colleagues can be a great indication about how you treat others. If you have more friends than enemies, you are probably treating people the right way.

So take a few moments at the end of each day and reflect on your interactions with others. Do they seem to react to you positively? Or do they seem uneasy around you?

Like the popular saying goes, every action has a reaction. Therefore, the reactions you get from others are stemmed from your own actions.

What do you base your decisions on?

Each of us has to make decisions. These decisions can be about our own self, our family, community or workplace. The process people follow when making decisions can be very different. Thinking about how you make decisions, can also tell you about the kind of person you are.

Do you make decisions based on its impacts on just yourself or do you think beyond that?

People who embody goodness take a more holistic approach when making decisions. Instead of only thinking about themselves, they consider the pros and cons their decision may have on other people.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

A person’s purpose can tell a lot about the kind of individual they are. Good individuals usually have a purpose that is beyond their own benefit. Instead of success and power, genuine people seek for mental and emotional fulfillment.

They align their goals in such a way that they can serve the people around them. Their ‘big dream’ isn’t based only on their individual well-being.

How often do you reflect on your actions?

Self-awareness is the most important quality in good people. They see the value of understanding their own self. They make a conscious effort to identify their strengths and weakness. They work daily to grow into better people.

The ability to reflect on your own actions shows a sense of humbleness.  This means that you don’t think of yourself as being superior to others. Rather, you are aware that you have flaws.  Anyone who has the ability to see their own shortcomings is able to be empathetic towards others.

If you’ve been wondering what kind of person you are, take the time and answer the above questions. Once you’ve identified what you are looking for, make a commitment to become better. Take one day at a time and grow into the person that you envision to be.