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Humility

WithEverett L. Worthington, Don E. Davis, Joshua N. Hook, Caitlin Provencher

Although recent reviews have summarized much of the burgeoning research on humility, no review has focused on the impact of humility on well-being. In this chapter, we reviewed the published literature that explored the relationship between humility and well-being, including religious and spiritual well-being, social and relational well-being, emotional and psychological well-being, and physical well-being. Humility is positively related to numerous indicators of well-being, although most of the studies are in the area of religious and spiritual well-being and social and relational functioning. We conclude by discussing limitations and raise questions about areas for future research.