Humility is often considered a weakness but those who feel this way do not see its benefits.
People in recovery sometimes have difficulty understanding the differences between self-esteem (assertiveness and standing up for one’s rights) and humility.
Humility simply means showing respect to others and being open-minded. Individuals who display humility are not afraid to ask questions, thus they are able to learn new things more easily. They also tend to have more friends and a lot less stress.
In early recovery, some people get overly-confident, forgetting that recovery is a continual process of learning and accepting change in their lives.
To accept change and new standards of living means being open-minded and this requires humility.