Humility is the quality of being humble; playing down strengths and achievements and avoiding self-praise. In the UK, it’s something we tend to be quite good at, often expressing a modest response when faced with compliment, for example, so as not to be seen as ‘blowing one’s own trumpet’.
People with humility as a strength are simply satisfied with their own achievements without there having to be a display of appreciation. Often, they will refer to their successes as a ‘group’ success or how talks about the contributions or influence of other people in their success.
If this is an unrealised strength or yours, showcase it by appreciating the people who lack confidence but as Bateman says, be authentic and factual when recognising the achievements of others.
Bateman cites Keanu Reeves as an example of humility. He is generous with his praise of others, doesn’t seek to be the ‘leading man’ and is truly grateful for what he has achieved.
“Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important.”