Highly Compassionate People-Three Top Habits

Three Habits of Highly Compassionate People

Most folks associate compassionate people as soft or weak.

However, compassionate people have an amazing superpower – they know how to use compassion, not as a weakness but as strength.

Everyday habits of a compassionate person.

1. They do not Take Things Personally

People with this trait have learned not to take things personally.

No focus on how much of a failure they are or how stupid they feel. They merely focus on the problem and do not internalize it as being about themselves. Focus allows them to take the next step.

2. Rebound and Move Forward Quickly

When compassionate people practice self-compassion and compassion for others, they can move forward and do so very quickly.

They do not make things about them the problem, mistake, or situation.

There is less worrying, contemplating, and talking about their problems. The focus is on moving forward and coming up with creative solutions.

3. They Come up with Solutions to Problems

Rather than contemplating, they come up with creative solutions to complex problems. People who have compassion can feel what it is like for someone else to experience pain, almost as if they were the ones experiencing it. This skill offers them a unique vantage point for problem-solving.

A compassionate person can feel into and see others’ pain points. This skill gives them a definite advantage when working to help others solve their problems.

This one quality has many benefits:

  • In a relationship, compassionate people can empathize with others and are better able to problem-solve.
  • Skills in business, compassionate people can identify and feel the client’s pain points, communicate with them with empathy, and help clients find and implement creative ideas and solutions.
  • In Social environments, compassionate people invite others to be vulnerable due to their trustworthy and empathic qualities.
  • Compassionate people have a superpower in being able to effectively listen to what people are saying and even if they are holding back, as well.

Common Traits of Compassionate People

Compassionate people have an uncanny sense of other people. This skill enables them to feel, see, and hear what others are experiencing. Compassion is an attractive quality. These people can draw near to the people who need their gifts, skills, and talents. This skill allows them to succeed and to excel in business settings and personal relationships as well.

The compassionate personality trait is not one of weakness. It is one of personal strength. Maintaining a balance between compassion and having firm boundaries is a winning combination.

Where in your life can you find ways to be more compassionate to yourself? How can you  be more compassionate to others?

Follow the Series

A series of being compassionate stories are published to help those to become better at developing these skills or better at writing and/or creating characters. Incorporate the three habits into your life. See the other parts of the compassion series below.

Compassion Part 1

Explore Part 2

Review Part 3

Compassion Part 4



Why Being Compassionate is So Important

Why Compassion is So Important

Being compassionate is important because we live in a very busy world.

Everywhere you go, you hear about either:

being more

doing more

buying more

With our family members either going to school or working, the new normal is “busy.”

Self-care can fall to the bottom of our list.

Spending time with others is very minimal at best, and worst of all

Compassion becomes a luxury and not a necessity.

Learning The Benefits of Having Compassion

Compassion boosts your health and well-being. There are significant benefits to taking on being compassionate both for yourself and, equally as necessary, for others:

Having Compassion For Yourself

  • Feel good about yourself.
  • Exude more confidence.
  • Have a softer, gentler, kinder demeanor.
  • Attract more positive people, experiences, and situations in your life.
  • Health improvement brings more energy and better sleep

Having Compassion For Others

  • You can contribute to others
  • You can encourage them they are not doing life alone.
  • Other people can reap the rewards of feeling understood, related, and is full of hope.
  • Others who are also kind and compassionate will come near you.

You Are a Role Model

  • For others about how to treat you and themselves.
  • On how they can improve their relationships.
  • You can create a ripple of compassion that positively affects many people.

How Being More Compassionate Changes Your Life

Being compassionate to yourself is a new way of bringing small and significant improvements to areas of your life. When you are compassionate to yourself, you will reap the benefits and the rewards.

Self-Compassion allows you to take care of your needs by being gentle and kind to yourself when you experience falling short.

As humans

we all fall short

we do not reach our goal

the actions of others might impact us negatively

We might make mistakes

Forget things

Lose our cool


Understanding that we are human allows us

to be kind


ask ourselves what we learned

Being compassionate is a better use of energy.

We can take time to self-soothe.

Self-soothing can have many great benefits.

We can move forward more quickly.

Not get stuck on our mistakes.

We can

  • learn
  • grow
  • keep moving forward

When we show compassion to ourselves, we train others to do the same. If we beat ourselves up, we are permitting others to do the same. When we offer ourselves compassion, we model how we expect others to treat us, as well.

The Impact of Compassion on Your Relationships

We are all interested in making our lives better.

What about the impact compassion has on our relationships?

Taking responsibility for our actions

Navigate many relationships within

  • families
  • work
  • socially

Showing compassion offers us the chance to contribute to someone else’s life. People want to know we understand and that we will be there for them. Loving and supporting others is our encouragement for helping them through the rough times of their life. What could be better than being a contributing factor to changing someone else’s life? Now that is very powerful!

When we give compassion to others, we feel good about ourselves and make a difference to them. We both win.

These are a few reasons why being compassionate is so important.


Here is Part 1

Part 2 to refresh your memory

Check out Part 3