A recent review out of Hope College in Michigan looks at the value of humility through a variety of studies.
In everyday conversation we might recognize humility as the socially normalized tendency to play down one’s accomplishments or abilities, or in another sense, not take credit for what you do. The study from Hope College instead emphasizes humility as “an ability to accurately acknowledge one’s limitations and abilities and an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented rather than self-focused.”
Joining us is Daryl Van Tongeren, associate professor of psychology at Hope College in and lead author of the review.
Daryl Van Tongeren, associate professor of psychology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.