Is humility a sign of timidity?

Is humility a sign of timidity?
Few weeks ago, we went for a conference where this was a topic. There is this misconception that people always check and that is the fact that for one to be humble also means that they are timid. While so scholars gave different views on this, I believe that humility is a virtue that we should always have and it doesn't mean that someone is timid. What do you think?

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antonToledo
Is humility a sign of timidity? No, I strongly disagree with this. Humility is a virtue and it is not a weakness being modest and humble is one of the greatest characteristics a person could have. Humility is the state of being humble and I do believe this humility is important for a person to be successful and great. If you are humble a lot of people would respect you.

Humility is never a sign of timidity.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-15-2018
theresajane
I agree with you. Humility is very far from timidity. There are people who are humble but not timid.
Posted by theresajane on 12-15-2018
Frank
We can't just put be humble and timid in the same sentence. A humble person isn't timid though a timid person can be a humble person. Being being modest doesn't mean I will allow people trample on me , no that's far from humility.
Posted by Frank on 12-17-2018
stbrians
There is this girl who always cleaned the church compound. A man sympathised with her and wanted to offer her a job. They went to the man's car to take the card. The man had such an old car. After giving out the card, the lady went to a posh modern car parked near the old one and gave the man a business card. She was an executive and had money. That is meekness. Is it equal to being timid?
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
stbrians
Yes, I agree with you. A person who is meek is the strongest person ever. To take the resolve of behaving low when you are high up there actually takes courage. You often want to show off. You want to be haughty and proud.
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
theresajane
That's actually a very good question. Well, I have seen people who prefer to deny that they are good at something because they don't have the confidence. But, I think being humble is not a sign of timidity. They are made as two different words because in the first place, they are completely different.
Posted by theresajane on 12-15-2018
overcast
I think when we are living in society. We form sort of the connection. And the networking approach. That in itself makes things a bit easier if we understand the humanity. That's what I have realized. hopefully things can improve.
Posted by overcast on 12-16-2018
stbrians
Humility is just to act humble though you are high there. In other words it is denying oneself
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
kaushikangara
Humility is the best quality to have in your kitty. It shows what kind of a person you are. It does not show any sign of weakness infact it is one of the nicest qualities to have as a human. Being kind does not cost anything and it will only do you more good in the future.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-16-2018
Frank
Yea, one can gain more from being humble than being timid. Timidity shows lack of confidence while humility shows confidence in a more confident way. It shouldn't be about oppressing the next person.
Posted by Frank on 12-17-2018
stbrians
Humility is a virtue. Humility is a treasure. Humility is human. Humility is all good things tied in a single bundle and given out to the world.
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
theresajane
I cannot disagree with this. It's just so true that humans who have humility are one of the people whon you would like to communicate with.
Posted by theresajane on 12-17-2018
burgosmichael2407
The Bible has so much to say about these two. The Bible says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT. Humility and timidity have a huge difference. Humility is a positive attitude. It makes you recognize higher authority and though your head hits the cloud, your feet were always kept on the ground. The Bible reminds us to be wise like a serpent but be humble like a dove.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-16-2018
stbrians
When you take yourself to be small inside and quite big to the world is what makes us human. The proud are different. Their ego is seen by the outside people. They are big all through. "Do you know whom I am?" They ask the whole world. The meek say "I am small." The world sees you big. Humility is a virtue
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
luv2xacosta
I don't think so. Some are humble but they are not timid. Some of them prefer no to show off or not deny that they talented because it 's their nature to be humble.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-16-2018
amelia88
I think humility is a sign of respect, not being timid. If more people were humble these days I think the world would be a much more pleasant place to be!
Posted by amelia88 on 12-16-2018
Frank
Yes, I wish same. Arrogance is one ills of the society where one can arrogantly do anything to hurt the next person. Life isn't that hard and as such people should learn to be humble.
Posted by Frank on 12-17-2018
stbrians
But are they? No! Why? They think it is a sign of weakness. That is what ought to be erased completely from many minds. Humility is seeing the other one be greater than you. You give respect. If the other person is meek too then they see you greater than them and respect you in turn. It is true that the world will be a greater place
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
knnon
I don't think that humility is a sign of timidity. I'm not sure where they got that idea. Humility is an attitude that we should all possess. I don't see any weakness in being humble and modest. Even in a dictionary the two words have different meaning. Just because a person is humble doesn't make him a coward.
Posted by knnon on 12-16-2018
Frank
Cowdice is for fools and not for humble people. I prefer a humble person than one that's timid. Timid people can't take the bulls by the horn and I think it a very weak way to live.
Posted by Frank on 12-17-2018
stbrians
The haughty want to intimidate. They firmed that saying. It is to bottle the meek. The meek are not weak. They realize their power and have no fear to lose it.
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
Vinsanity
Being humble does not mean you are being timid. Timidity pertains to having lack of courage and confidence, which is not humility. Humility is more of being low profile despite the fact that you are successful, maybe because it was just nothing for you to brag about or you don't want spotlight nor attention.
Posted by Vinsanity on 12-16-2018
stbrians
Exactly. Meek people are sure of themselves. They know their inner self. They have no fear because their positions are sealed. The proud are assertive. They want to show power. They are the ones who are timid. They hide it in haughtiness.
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
theresajane
That's correct. Based from every answer the users have provided, it is very wrong to tell a person who's being humble as timid. It's very degrading to your part who just doesn't want to let other people feel intimidated.
Posted by theresajane on 12-17-2018
burgosmichael2407
I remember a scene in a martial arts movie. A disciple ask his master to join in a competition to showcase his skills and talents and to show that he is a martial arts champion. But the master told his disciple, True champions are not seen in his skills in fighting but in the goodness of his heart.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-18-2018
overcast
I think humanity is a sign of survival among the society. Because those who don't want to survive with the humanity tend to have conflicts. And that in itself means we have to understand how things can pretty much get skewed.
Posted by overcast on 12-16-2018
Alymae
I believe that humility is one of the most essential virtues that a person must have. I don't think when someone is humble that person is timid. Humility is being down to earth and not proud. Whereas timidity is the lack of courage to fight for oneself od for others.
Posted by Alymae on 12-16-2018
NerdIndeed
I agree. There's a difference. I read from a book that the first thing you should learn once you become successful is humility. You should know how to handle success and stay grounded.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-16-2018
stbrians
A humble person is fought for by none other than God Himself. I like practising humility. I know I have a strong character
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
jailo
Humility is a sign of strength rather than a sign of timidness. Being humble is a very important virtue that has been forgotten in today's world. People oftenly mistake acts of humbleness for timidness and even weakness. However, it is important to note that humility is a virtue that is very important fir the coexistence of people in a common jurisdiction.
Posted by jailo on 12-16-2018
NerdIndeed
People who have their feet on the ground even though have achieved so much success are the ones to admire. There's someone here who became rich and changed her ways regarding how she sees people. She thinks she is now better than everybody else because of it. I don't admire her as she never realized how to handle success indeed.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-16-2018
stbrians
In simple words is she is not humble. The fact that she is successful in one area does not mean she is successful overall. The others are successful too and in their own ways
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
stbrians
It takes a strong person to be meek enough to avoid a fight. His aggressor may be weak but the other may be strong but meek. What a meek person does is to see others in the perspective of respect.
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
mhingnhormz
Is humility a sign of timidity: No, humility in not a sign of timidity. Being a humble person is one virtue of a people that know how to balance a situation, respecting everyone equally and never use her/his achievement nor expose to everyone what you have right now, not changing your way of treating or greeting people like before regardless on your status. While timidity in not believeing in yourself.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 12-16-2018
stbrians
Very true description of humility.

Matt 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
jessie271
“Humility” is not a sign of timidity or being inferior to others but it’s a good character trait. It is being of lowly heart and we are commanded in the Holy Bible to be humble as God Himself being the Supreme Being is humble. The Bible says that God hates a proud look. God hates arrogant people and those who bring themselves up will be put down but those who bring themselves down, God will bring them up.
Posted by jessie271 on 12-16-2018
stbrians
God expects to be humble. If Jesus became so meek as to be born a man and die for mankind, then we should ape him
Posted by stbrians on 12-17-2018
Anonymous
Humility is not a weakness,in fact it is the opposite. Humble people go far.Many doors can be opened by being.It takes a strong character trait or wisdom to be humble. Humility is a christian virtue.
Posted by Anonymous on 12-16-2018
nekonieden
I think they are completely different. Timid is just an act of being shy around but it doesn't mean someone has that characteristics. Humility can also seen in everybody even if someone is not timid. I know someone who's patient and has humility but not a shy guy. I myself is a timid but rare times I don't have humility so I guess its different.
Posted by nekonieden on 12-16-2018
jpk0007
Humility is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary being humble is a quality that everyone must have. When you are humble, you will always give respect to the people around you and in return people will also respect you. I think that even if one has achieved a lot in his personal and professional life,one must always try to be as grounded and humble as one can be.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-16-2018
NerdIndeed
Anyone who humbles himself among the rest will be praised. I know a very successful guy here, but he's humble. You'll never see that he's someone who owns a company earning $1M of revenue a month because he is so simple. I look up to him, and sometimes I ask him for business advice.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-16-2018
Corzhens
I wonder why humility was connected to timidity? Being humble means your character is the opposite of being arrogant or bragging that you are an understanding person because you don’t give a very high importance to your ego. Timidity is a sign that you are introvert who is not a sociable person and who is shy because he feels inferior to people. With that explanation I don’t think there is a relation at all of humility with timidity.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-16-2018
pencilneckgeek
Wonderfully said, the two are completely different traits. May I add that humility also means being relatable even when experiencing high amount of success. I can see correlating timidity to being an introvert but I beg to disagree, there are introverts who can be sociable when needed and have high self esteem and just wants to be alone from time to time.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-18-2018
ajahcuizon
For me, being humble doesn't mean that you lack self confidence. It is just about keeping yourself to the ground so that you don't have to fall that hard just because of being too proud of yourself. Just keep your things within you and time will come, people will appreciate more of your efforts without you shouting it to the world.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 12-17-2018
Frank
Humility is a positive trait while timidity is a negative traits. So there can mean the same thing. I prefer humble people because one can relate with them effectively without stressing self unlike timid people.
Posted by Frank on 12-17-2018
pencilneckgeek
Yes you are correct in saying that one is a positive trait while the other is a negative trait to have and I am sure there are some who will possess these two at the same time but the two are different aspects of a person's personality and not the same.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-18-2018
Denis_P
I don’t think that humility is necessarily a direct result of being timid, but I’d say that those who are timid are definitely prone to being humbler than those who are more outgoing and extroverted. I don’t think I’ve ever met a timid person that wasn’t humble, so it leads me to believe in the idea that while all timid people might be humble, not all humble people are timid.

There are plenty of famous, outgoing people who are very extroverted yet manage to maintain a constant degree of humility (Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Lawrence, Jim Carrey, for some examples), so you don’t necessarily have to be timid in order to be humble.
Posted by Denis_P on 12-17-2018
davedaot
I don't think so, I guess humility is a great characteristic of a human being, being humble even though they achieve many things in life or they have many things in life that others don't have is really a good attitude, other people just want to show of everything they have, trying to make people really believe their the shit, people like that gets easily miserable in life, I don't think humility is a sign of timidity, humility for me is essential to be a good human being.
Posted by davedaot on 12-17-2018
cmoneyspinner
Humility is a sign of humility. Timidity is a sign of timidity. Sometimes people have both those characteristics in their personality. But humidity and timidity don't always go together.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 12-17-2018
pencilneckgeek
Being humble doesn't mean one is also timid. There is a big difference between being modest and having a lack of confidence. Humility is a good trait to have as it makes sure that you are self aware and that you don't take yourself very seriously, that you are down to earth and can be relatable.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-18-2018