Web exclusive: Clues to help you figure out if you're a good person
Most people would like to think of themselves as a good person, but the sad fact is, more people are really not as good of a person as they think they are. The ten clear signs below on how to know if you are a good person can help you figure out if you are or not.
1 - If you show empathy for others. One of the things about good people is that they care about other people in ways that aren't about themselves. They feel the pain or sadness of others and express that understanding to them.
2 - If you don't intentionally hurt others. Good people don't hurt other people. That's just the way it is.
3 - If you go out of your way to do something for other people. Good people do things for their fellow man. They do things for their neighbors, for friends and family, for their community. In short they do things for others without the need for attention or reward.
4 - If you give your time for things that don't help you. In general, good people give some of their time for things that need doing or for people that need help. They do so because it feels right to them, not because of any anticipated reward or recognition.
5 - If you're polite, kind and understanding when dealing with others. Good people treat other people with love and respect. They are kind and understanding of others and their situations. They are humble and don't look down on others. If you are good person, than you don't either.
6 - If you don't wish ill will on others. Good people try to understand other people rather than judge and wish negative things on them. They don't try to get even or manipulate or work the system in seeking revenge.
7 - If you forgive those who harm you. Yes, it's true. Good people do whatever is necessary to find it within themselves to forgive those who have done them wrong.
8 - If you are always honest. Good people don't lie or hide behind facades to protect themselves from the truth. They don't mislead or manipulate. They say what they believe is true and correct and stand up for what they believe is right.
9 - If you allow others their turn without remonstration. Good people are not greedy, they are just as happy to allow others their share as they are to have that which makes them happy.
10 - If you constantly strive to be better. Good people are humble and realize they have their own faults and thus strive to constantly improve themselves. They look at how they are living their lives and wherever necessary make corrections so as to be all the things listed above.
These ten clear signs on how to know if you are a good person are for anyone who is looking deep within themselves and trying to decide just how good of a person they truly are. If you are such a person, I hope these signs have helped you decide for yourself. Good luck with your pursuit.
From http://voices.yahoo.com/how-know-if-good-person-ten-clear-signs-4160945.html?cat=41, accessed August 1, 2013.