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11 personality traits that show you’re a generous person

By | Daniel Mabanta |

When it comes to the core traits of genuinely good people, generosity has to be somewhere near the top of the list. 

True generosity is the virtue of giving liberally without expecting anything in return. Being generous is synonymous with unselfishness and kindness. 

When you’re generous, both giver and receiver feel good and often this creates a ripple effect that makes the world just a little bit better. 

Do you want to be a bit more giving and generous? Well today’s your lucky day. I’ve listed the 10 common qualities of a truly generous person. Buckle up, your journey to generosity begins now. Let’s get into it!

1) Generous people have empathy

True generosity is rooted in empathy. Generous people are willing to give to those less fortunate since they can feel their struggles and therefore have the urge to help.

Empathy is often triggered by shared experiences. 

A person who might have once struggled but later achieved success, for instance, tends to be generous to people of similar backgrounds. 

Why? Because they identify with their trials and tribulations to an intimate degree. 

They’re aware of the blood, sweat, and tears, the often crippling hardship that’s been endured. They’ve lived through it. 

But they made it out–one of the few lucky ones to get that big break. 

Being empathetic allows you to see yourself in another person, almost like a reflection in the mirror. 

You want to help that person as best you can and often, and this often will come in the form of generosity. 

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