What are the traits of a generous person?

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  1. Inspired Heart profile image92
    Inspired Heartposted 3 years ago

    What are the traits of a generous person?

    I feel that generosity may be demonstrated in many ways including giving of ourselves, using our gifts and talents to enhance the lives of others, and sharing our material possessions.

    Who do you think is a truly generous person?

  2. Tusitala Tom profile image66
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    They give of their time, energy and money!   That is they take the time to not only use their hours and minutes in working to help others, they listen to others.  They devote a lot of their thinking towards how they can help other people and, of course, they are not mean when it comes to putting a few dollars in the 'charity box.'   By that I mean, they probably subscribe regularly to a number of charities.    In a nutshell, their focus of interest lies outside of their own ego wants.

    1. Inspired Heart profile image92
      Inspired Heartposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your insightful response Tom.  You have listed quite a number of traits of a generous person  including listening to others. Sometimes what people need is someone to genuinely listen to them.

  3. pstraubie48 profile image86
    pstraubie48posted 3 years ago

    To me a sincerely generous person is someone who will go out of their way to give of their time or financial support (if possible).  Someone who puts themselves out to be of service or assistance to you (without letting or anyone else know) is truly generous.
    It is easy to say  "I will be there for you" but often those who say it, fail to step up to the plate when the need arises.

    Angels are headed your way this evening  ps

    1. Inspired Heart profile image92
      Inspired Heartposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responding Patricia. It's true, although it might be challenging generous people try to find a way to help others.

  4. helpfulhack profile image69
    helpfulhackposted 3 years ago

    Giving without expecting reward, going above and beyond and being considerate of the feelings of others.

    1. Inspired Heart profile image92
      Inspired Heartposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responding to my question helpfulhack.

  5. manatita44 profile image82
    manatita44posted 3 years ago

    Generousity is very close to magnanimity and benevolence.  The latter two can be identified by a loving heart; a fruitful life and one lived in God. There is always an inner urge of soulfulness to serve, together with the sense of identification with humans and indeed animals, as God's own and a willingness to offer.

    The benevolent and magnanimous are generally devout; composed or confident, cheerful in manner and poise. Tend to listen and speak softly and is always on the lookout to help.

    The generous can be all those things, but again some generous just have plenty, like food or money or time, and sometimes there is no big deal in helping. The benevolent and magnanimous have big hearts, are mostly unobstusive and are selfless servants of the Supreme. Hope this helps. Much Love.

    1. Inspired Heart profile image92
      Inspired Heartposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Manatita44, thanks for your insights on the traits of a generous person. I agree, truly generous people are cheerful in what they do


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