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What Is Kindness?
Kindness refers to your ability to be friendly, generous, and considerate. When you are kind to others you open up the opportunity to build strong relationships while increasing personal well-being and the well-being of others.
Why is it important to build this skill?
When you are kind to others, you create an environment where kindness is the norm. People want to be kind to you in return, you feel good about doing the right thing, and you help others experience more positive emotions.
Activities to develop this skill:
About Dr. Tchiki Davis
Dr. Davis is founder of The Berkeley Well-Being Institute. After getting her PhD in psychology at Berkeley, she started creating online content & programs to boost well-being—some of these have reached more than a million people. As author of Outsmart Your Smartphone, and contributor to Psychology Today, The Greater Good Science Center, and Shine Text, Dr. Davis aims to share her insights on happiness & health with people all across the world. Learn more about Dr. Davis.