10 signs you’re in a relationship with a genuinely good-hearted person

How do you know if you’re in a relationship with a genuinely good person?

When we’re in a relationship – especially during the early stages – our lovestruck selves tend to make excuses for behaviors that aren’t necessarily the best.

It’s only when we get to know the person better that we see their true nature.

However, if you’ve just gotten into a relationship with someone, or have been together for a while, and are wondering if this person is the right one – you’ve come to the right place.

Today we’ll unpack 10 signs that you’re with a genuinely good-hearted person. 

1) They see the good in everyone

No one is perfect, and some…less perfect than others.

Yet, a good-hearted person will choose to see the good in people – no matter who they are. And this isn’t an easy task because there are some really horrid people out there.

Does your partner only have good things to say about people? If so, then you may be in a relationship with a kind-hearted person.

They’re far from judgemental and accept people for who they are – flaws and all.

This is largely because…

2) They are empathetic 

Good-hearted people are sensitive to the feelings of others. They will try their best to understand why someone behaves the way they do.

For example, if someone’s being nasty or did something to wrong your partner, how do they respond? Are they quick to get angry and pass judgment? 

Or do they take a step back and put themselves in the shoes of that person?

After all, a person’s actions are usually influenced by several factors – one being if they had a good or a bad day. 

Therefore, good-hearted people will try to give others the benefit of the doubt. 

Likewise, in your relationship, if you’re dating a good person, they will be someone who validates your feelings because your happiness matters the most to them.

3) They forgive and don’t bear grudges

Not many people are willing to forgive those who wronged them, and fewer are willing to let go.

But genuinely good people understand the importance of second chances.

If you’re together with someone like this, you’ll see how they’re ready to forgive when you’ve made a mistake and will never bring up the past.

Similarly, when other people upset them, they won’t stay angry at them for long and will let the situation go.

4) They go out of their way to help others

Another big sign that you’re with someone who’s genuinely kind, is that they’ll go out of their way to help others – regardless of who they are.

Even though they may be inconvenienced, what matters to them is that the other person is able to get the help that they need.

They’re everyone’s go-to person in times of need because they’re reliable and willing to set aside time to offer their assistance.

While they’ll make sure they don’t do this at the expense of their mental health, they firmly believe that every kind act goes a long way in making this world a better place.

Their selflessness can also be observed in the next sign.

5) They’re patient

As the pace of life gets faster and faster, people tend to grow more impatient. They expect things to happen instantly.

But people who are genuinely kind have the patience to slow down and wait.

One of the best indicators of this – and how they are as a person overall – is to observe how your partner treats service staff.

Do they get agitated and snap at service staff at the slightest delay, or if they get their orders mixed up? 

If your partner is truly an understanding person, they won’t let this get under their skin.

6) They express their gratitude and appreciation for others

A good-hearted person acknowledges the people around him and never takes things for granted. 

Does your partner tell you how much they appreciate you and express their gratitude at even the smallest of things – such as emptying the trash, helping out with the chores, or remembering their coffee order?

If so, it’s very likely that you’re with a good-hearted person.

And this doesn’t stop at you either.

They show their appreciation to the people around them – from the barista who makes their coffee, to the bus driver who ferries them to their morning commute, to the cashier who processes their groceries.

To them, everyone deserves to be recognized for their efforts.

7) They encourage people around them

Another sign you’re with a genuinely good person is that they uplift the people around them. They’re generous with their compliments and encouragement and will always have a kind word for anyone who needs it.

When you’re having a tough day, they’re there to support you, either with encouraging texts throughout the day or at home where they’ll be your listening ear as you share your problems.

Seeing other people happy makes them happy, which is what motivates them to praise, compliment and generally make other people feel good about themselves.

So, it’s no wonder that…

8) Your family and friends love them

This is a big green flag.

If your family and friends adore your partner, it shows that they’re doing something right. Not only do they shower you with love, but they also do the same for the people you care about.

They know how important your community is to you, which is why they will go out of their way to care for them as well.

Since your family and friends have been there since day 1, they’re likely to want the best for you and when they see that you’re with someone who’s a really kind soul, they’ll inevitably enfold them into the community. 

9) They support your dreams and goals

Does your partner cheer you on as you strive to achieve your goals? When you share your ambitions, do they try their best to help you?

A supportive partner is one of the hallmark signs of a genuinely good person. They’ll remain by your side throughout the journey, even when it gets tough, and are there to celebrate your wins as well.

Again, this is because when you’re happy, they’re happy too. They know the importance of growing as individuals and will spur you to pursue your passions. 

10) They make you want to become a better person

I think in summary, one of the biggest signs that you’re with a kindhearted person, is that they make you want to become a better person.

The right person always spurs us to become the best version of ourselves. They bring out the good in us, as we also try to be a little more like them – kind, understanding and compassionate.

If you relate to this, then you can rest assured that you’re in a relationship with the right person.

Concluding thoughts

So now that we’ve arrived at the end of the article, do you think your partner is a genuinely good person? If so, then you’re in luck – you’ve found the right person to spend your life together with!

Cherish your partner, as people like them are hard to come by. 

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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