If you relate to these 13 signs, you’ve got stronger morals and values than most

They say “Always do the right thing!”

And of course you try.

But sometimes, it’s not easy especially when life gets tougher and temptations become…well, more tempting.

So now and then, you can’t help but wonder “Am I really a good person?”

Well, let’s find out.

If you relate to these 13 signs, you’ve got stronger morals and values than most.

1) You experience secondhand guilt

Do you feel awful when you witness other people do bad things? 

Does it make you feel like you’re the one committing them?

And do you wish you could have done something to stop them?

You probably have stronger morals and values than most.

You see, most people just don’t give a damn if people hurt people. 

As long as it’s not done to the people they love, and as long as they’re not the one committing the crime, they really don’t give a sh*t.

The fact that you feel uneasy when you’re not even the one doing bad things means that you truly care about people. And you’re a rare breed.

2) You always err on the side of kindness

Some say you’re “too kind”, “too gullible”, or “too soft”. 

Well, so what!

You’d rather be taken advantage of (a little), than NOT help others at all.

You’d rather be cheated on (a little), than be paranoid and suspicious all your life.

You’d rather be seen as the “stupid” one sometimes, than to be a know-it-all assh*le who invalidate others.

You truly care about other people and you’d rather err on the side of kindness if it means that you’d be a blessing to others instead of a pain in the ass.

3) You get uncomfortable asking for favors

You get shy even if you’re just asking for someone to pass the salt.

Why?

Because it kinda makes you feel like you’re bothering them.

And when you actually ask for favors, you worry that they’d feel like you’re abusing their kindness.

That’s probably because you truly respect other people.

If you’re like this, imagine the many other things you would NOT do just because you truly care and respect others.

You won’t steal or do anything to hurt them, that’s for sure!

And that’s why you’ve got stronger morals and values than most.

4) You stay away from temptation

You don’t try to challenge yourself.

You don’t try to test how far you can go to the edge without giving in.

That’s just not your style!

Instead, you walk away and stay away. 

If someone is flirting with you and you’re married, you block, delete, and tell them to stay away—even if your marriage sucks at the moment.

While you KNOW that you always want to do the right thing, you don’t want to play with fire.

And if they’re persistent, you PUSH them away. You’d even live in a cave or call the police if you have to.

5) You don’t make promises you can’t keep

Some people think you’re the kind of person who just “can’t commit”.

Some even say you’re wishy-washy.

Definitely not true. You know how to commit and that’s exactly why you don’t say “yes” to anything if you’re still unsure you truly can.

You really don’t want to keep their hopes high but then later take it back or say “well, I really don’t mean it.”

So unless you’re 100% sure you can do something, you don’t commit.

Most people make promises easily. But that’s because they don’t give it too much value.

If you don’t make promises you can’t keep, you’ve got stronger morals and values than most.

6) You value fairness

It doesn’t matter to you if someone’s your friend.

If they did something wrong, you’ll tell them off and let them face the consequences of their actions.

And it doesn’t matter to you if someone is your enemy.

If they really deserve something, you will give it to them because that’s the fair thing to do.

Most people give their friends favors, and their enemies a hard time. 

But you don’t!

And this is a sign that you’ve got stronger morals and values than most.

7) You’re loyal, but you don’t condone

You’re someone your friends and family can rely on…but they know that if they commit something bad, you’d call them out.

If your best friend is cheating on their partner, you won’t be their accomplice. Hell no. 

You’d tell them to stop doing what they’re doing. You might even threaten them that you’d tell their partner just so they’d start changing their ways.

And if your father is earning money illegally, you’ll give them a hard time.

You love your friends and family to bits. But if they’re not doing the right thing, you won’t just let them be. You’d actually help them turn things around.

8) You don’t make shortcuts

You don’t kiss ass, steal ideas, and date the boss to get to the top.

You’re competitive, sure…but you don’t take sneaky shortcuts.

Why?

Because, once again, you value fairness.

You let the deserving ones get to the top first.

And you’d rather do hard work and keep things clean. Your time will come pretty soon anyway.

9) You treat people equally

You treat everyone with respect. 

And I mean everyone—from the filthy rich CEO to the beggar who lives in a tent.

That’s because you believe that every single person deserves respect.

Besides, you don’t judge.

You don’t shout “eat the rich!” or “poor people are lazy!”

We’re all flawed, we all come from different backgrounds, and everyone is suffering in their own way.

10) You’re honest no matter what

There are times when it’s so easy to lie and so hard to tell the truth.

During these times, can people count on you to be honest?

Do they call you to give them the hard truth?

Then you probably have stronger morals and values than most.

Telling the truth is not always easy. It can give you a few enemies. It can also give you a punch in the face.

It can also affect your job and your relationships.

But you really don’t have any choice. You’re just naturally honest because you know that it’s the right thing to do.

11) You strive to live an authentic life

You’re not just true to others, you’re true to yourself, too.

You don’t try to be someone you’re not.

You try to define your values and base your life decisions on them.

You try to get to know yourself a little bit better.

And as much as possible, you try to reflect who you are on everything you do—from your job, your outfit, and the relationships you keep.

And if you feel like you’re starting to lose your authenticity, you paus, reflect and adjust to make sure your exterior matches your interior.

12) You’re never late

You might go “huh? Why is this included in this list?”

But punctuality is actually a reflection of how much you respect others. It’s a measure of how you value other people’s time over yours.

I notice that people who are rarely late also come with a set of good qualities.

They’re usually responsible and good team players.

They’re not self-important.

And they truly care about other people.

So if you’re rarely late, trust me— you have stronger morals and values than most.

13) You act as if children are watching you

In other words, you always try to set a good example to others.

If you’re not sure if something is unethical or immoral, you simply ask yourself “Will I be proud to tell this to my future children?”

Or “What if my nieces can see me now? Will they be proud of me?”

And if the answer is a hard NO, then you won’t do it even if it feels right at the moment.

Some people won’t even pause to think about how they act. 

The fact that you do just means you’ve got stronger morals and values than most.

Final thoughts

So…were you nodding while reading the article and saying “yep, this is so me”?

Then you should stop doubting yourself.

You’re not just a good person, you’re someone who’s got stronger morals and values than most.

Instead of always worrying if you’re doing the right thing, it’s time that you slowly get rid of guilt so you can do more good.

Pearl Nash

Pearl Nash has years of experience writing relationship articles for single females looking for love. After being single for years with no hope of meeting Mr. Right, she finally managed to get married to the love of her life. Now that she’s settled down and happier than she’s ever been in her life, she's passionate about sharing all the wisdom she's learned over the journey. Pearl is also an accredited astrologer and publishes Hack Spirit's daily horoscope.

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