Soft Personality Traits (A Complete Guide)

In this article, we will discuss Soft Personality Traits. We will do that by describing people with a soft heart. We will move on to list their qualities and explain common problems such people face.

Soft Personality Traits 

Soft personality traits refer to traits of compassion towards humanity and sincerity towards loved ones. These people have the following traits:

  • They try to please and make everyone around them happy.
  • They readily admit their mistakes and apologize to others. 
  • They are very sensitive and get hurt easily.
  • They offer their help to others readily.
  • They have a strong memory for negative experiences and can’t help but feel the emotions when they recall something.
  • They do not judge others for their past.
  • When someone does something for them, they are full of gratitude and appreciation for them.
  • It is hard for them to let go of their relationships. 
  • They personalize things a lot. 

Qualities of People with a soft heart

People with a soft heart may possess the following qualities:

  • They try to please and make everyone around them happy. In other words, softhearted personalities are people pleasers which means that they try to make everyone happy in their surroundings.  This can include making sure their needs are met and easing their discomfort in any way. Similarly, they give them meaningful gifts and just do acts of kindness to make people happy.
  • They readily admit their mistakes and apologize to others. People with a soft heart apologize readily. They are not the ones who hold on to their pride. They are always ready to identify and acknowledge their mistakes. They even say sorry when it is not their fault. This is because they do not want to inconvenience others and just want to make things right. 
  • They are very sensitive and get hurt easily. Soft-hearted personalities are emotional which means that anyone who is angry with them or says something mean about them, can hurt them easily. In a way, they are sensitive and absorb the emotions of others. They also respond back with an emotional reaction e.g crying, feeling guilty, apologizing, etc.
  • They offer their help to others readily. Softhearted personalities are altruistic and always ready to help someone in need even if it puts them in an inconvenient position. 
  • They have a strong memory for negative experiences and can’t help but feel the emotions when they recall something. They might wallow in despair for some time due to their sensitive nature. 
  • They do not judge others for their past. If a softhearted person knows anyone who has made mistakes, they try to look past their past and see the goodness in their heart. They give anyone the chance of a fresh start and don’t evaluate them unnecessarily.
  • When someone does something for them, they are full of gratitude and appreciation for them. Softhearted people are not used to receiving favors. So, when some favors them, they feel humble and full of gratitude. This is because they have always been givers and being on the receiving end is quite rare for them.
  • It is hard for them to let go of their relationships. Softhearted people try their best that their relations are happy with them and maintain them even if they are toxic to them. Even if someone doesn’t mean to and is just going away due to personal reasons, people with a soft heart cannot help but feel abandoned and rejected. They try to keep them from leaving to avoid feeling hurt. 
  • They take things personally too easily. 

Common Problems faced by Softhearted People

Common problems faced by people with a soft heart include the following:

They always encourage others

A person with a soft heart acts as a support system for multiple people. They are ready to extend words of encouragement to anyone who is feeling down and needs external support to survive. These personalities invest their time and energy to help someone in need. Whenever people approach them with personal problems, they are willing to listen and support them in any way. It is unlikely that they would reject a person in need. In a way, a softhearted person holds others together.

They have a hidden strength

They carry the weight of the world with them. There are people who act strong, seem self-assured, and are in control most of the time. From a distance, it seems as if nothing can break them. However the majority of the time, these people experience self-doubt but refuse to acknowledge it. They have vulnerabilities and fears just like any other person. If someone touches upon their feelings, they can lose control.

Compared to them, people who are softhearted are comfortable being themselves. They are not afraid of emotions and showing their vulnerabilities. In a way, they are much stronger than people who appear strong but hide their vulnerabilities from others. In addition to that, softhearted people carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. They fulfill their obligations and responsibilities towards others. One can count on them and rest assured that they will fulfill their duties. This makes their internal strength stand out.

They are genuine

People with a soft-heart are authentic and genuine. They do not hide behind a fake mask to showcase to the world. They are truthful and loyal in their manner. When they give someone advice, they mean it and think in the best interest of others. They do not try to manipulate people so they can get to the top. They dislike competing and prefer giving everyone a fair chance. They support and encourage anyone, with good intentions. 

They are rare

In a world, where there is competition and everyone is trying to beat their competitors, people with a soft heart may appear as an anomaly. They are truly unique in how they get along in the world. Such people are truly distinct. Where the majority thinks from the mind, they think from their heart. This explains why they are rare and not easily found among the great masses of people. This puts them at an advantage to showcase their potential and inner goodness to people and stand out from the crowd.

They strive to make the world a better place

Seeing cruelty and corruption in the world pains them greatly. They feel overwhelmed when they see people in unfortunate positions and hurting greatly. Their priority is to serve humanity in any way to free the world from pain. Through their words and actions, they extend words of positivity and kindness to people. So, in a way, they like to contribute goodness in any form to improve the lives of others and alleviate their suffering. They make people believe that despite the dark, there is always hope. They serve as a symbol of light for individuals whose life is at a dark point. 

They make good leaders

People with a soft-heart make excellent leaders especially since their actions are motivated by doing good and making an impact on the world in a positive way. When people lose heart, they lead them out of the darkness. They stand for people who are unfortunate and weak. They serve as a sign of peace and justice and strive to make the world a fair place. While others lose hope and retreat, these people serve as leaders, motivate and inspire them to move forward. 

They take an optimistic approach towards life

While many people are negative and adopt a pessimistic view of life, people with a softhearted try to be the silver lining in their life. They are aware of the fact that if they take everything too seriously, they might break. So, they maintain an optimistic and humorous approach when facing difficult times. They smile through the pain and try to be kind and nice to everyone they know. They try not to let others down by their negativity and their problems. Since they know that the world is full of such people, they adopt a unique approach and show people that it is okay to be positive even when you are facing difficulties in life. 

They easily forgive others

People with a soft heart do not carry with them grudges for long. They know that doing so will add to negativity in their life, the world, and ultimately this is not fruitful in the long run. They adopt the approach of forgiveness as it not only heals their pain but also alleviates them from the burden of negativity. They try to look at things from an alternative perspective and truly try to understand the motivation behind someone’s actions. So, in a way, they look at the goodness in almost everyone. This makes it easier for them to forgive others for their mistakes.

They are resilient

People with a soft-heart frequently face setbacks since their kindness is usually taken advantage of by others in the world. They encounter defeat and failure, yet they continue to extend generous and compassionate vibes to others. They do not stop being kind just because the world was mean to them. They are aware that in the end, moral goodness will prevail. So, setbacks do not hold them down for long. They continue to rise up and spread love, peace, and harmony.

FAQs: Soft Personality Traits

What is a soft-hearted person?

Soft-hearted people are kind and caring about others. They are compassionate and considerate and always ready to extend their help to someone in need. They are sensitive as well. 

Is it bad to be softhearted?

No. It is not bad to be soft-hearted. People with a soft heart are what the world needs especially in a time of negativity, pain, and hurt. Others consider such people to be weak and useless but in reality, they are quite strong and more useful to others in a very hidden way. 

What makes a person soft-hearted?

The compassion of a person makes them softhearted. They are genuine and truly care about others around them. Additionally, they are selfless and do good without expecting any favors in return.

What does it mean to be softspoken?

Soft-spoken refers to the tone a person employs while talking to others. It is a mild and gentle tone that radiates a message of warmth and acceptance to others. 

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed Soft Personality Traits. We found that soft personality traits refer to traits of compassion towards humanity and sincerity towards loved ones. These people also possess the capacity to be modest and humble. Usually, the world functions on the principle of the survival of the fittest. Based on this, people who are softhearted have difficulty surviving in a world where people do not care about others and take advantage of their companions to get ahead. It is true when people say that nice guys finish last. Softhearted people are similar in the sense because they are often mistreated by others and pushed aside. In the current world, very few people possess soft personality traits, and ironically their goodness is not appreciated. 

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Citations

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/8-problems-you-face-when-you-have-soft-heart.html

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/ihy-wbiw-understand-8826

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.