We all know selfish people who have a coat of airs on them, but underneath they are hard core selfish individuals. After a while those self centered people get found out. It might take a while for some to discover that characteristic, but it surfaces. When giving is mentioned as a better characteristic, it really does not mean that a person needs a lot of money to give to others. Giving of oneself if the best gift. Just try offering someone your time and not taking any pay. Give someone your expertise in problem solving that worked for you and see the happiness you have given that person.
I know of no one who likes lies or anyone who does not tell the truth. Even friends look to their friends to give them the straight up skinny on everything all the time. It truly makes a better person all around when the truth comes out for all things and for everyone. If the truth is told, it is easy to remember. When one lie is told it take continual lying to keep going in all instances. Learning to tell the truth is an easy way of life. It comes from great role models. Even if the role models don't show truthfulness at all times, an adult can choose to tell the truth.
Empathy is allowing one self to realize what another person is going through and feeling for them. It is not an easy trait to acquire. It is a very difficult trait to live with all your life. It is even more difficult if you don't recognize empathetic characteristics in yourself for decades. One who is empathetic can get worn down if they are taken for granted by spouse, children, relatives and friends. Neighbors will use you up like you are their servants. When an empathetic person can use that trait well, it can be such a gift to anyone receiving it. It can easily be tempered by the empath if they are aware of that grand trait.
Some jobs just take more than two hands to complete. When a person has a helping hand attitude about themselves to others, they possess a wonderful characteristic. This trait gives great joy to those around the masses and the giver too. Giving of the helping hands should be done with a joyful heart. Not because someone demands it or even expects that help to be be given. When helping from the heart, the gift is so tight everyone knows all about the person giving the helping hand. Try helping someone on the level they desire not on the level you wish to give.
Constancy is a quality that is rarely discussed among people. It is important because the people around always know what to expect from a constant person. You can depend on that person to be on time, caring, always ready to listen and give solid advice when asked. Constancy is rare to find in a person. Only a very few people have constancy in their makeup core being. This is one of the vital traits that people want to keep and want that person around who has this characteristic ingredients. The selfish person cannot compare to constant down to earth individual in any part of life. When you find constancy, you have truly found a gem of a person.
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