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12 Signs Your Capacity for Love Is Stronger and Deeper Than You Realize

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12 Signs Your Capacity for Love Is Stronger and Deeper Than You Realize

How deep is your love?

You may feel like you don’t have much to give, or that your ability to love has been tested to the limit by a past heartbreak.

If you’re like me, you feel like you didn’t get all the love you deserved in the past, and a feeling of inadequacy arises when it comes to giving love.

But the good news is that many of us have much more love to give than we realize, and that our capacity for love is actually much greater than we know.

Here’s how to find out…

1) You care

You really care.

There’s no other way to say it, but the problems of the world and the problems of the people around you really affect you.

You want everyone to win in life, and you feel empathy when you meet people who are down on their luck.

You’re not just doing it for yourself. This isn’t about showing off or putting the right hashtags on Instagram posts.

You care.

2) You give

Generosity is a crucial quality that is lacking in many relationships.

If you are a giving person, that bodes well when it comes to the love you have to give.

You are not emotionally needy and you have love and energy to give to others every day. This is everything from helping a friend in need to helping your parents when they need computer help.

The caveat here is that you are generous, but not self-effacing. You stand up for yourself and also care about your own needs.

This ties directly into the next point…

3) You are supportive

You speak a kind and supportive word where you can and try to have a positive impact on the world around you.

When friends need a shoulder to cry on, you’re there.

Of course you have your limits and your own need for time and space, but you love to be there for the people around you and to be their source of support.

4) You accept

You do your best not to judge people and you accept.

You have your limits and your strong beliefs, but you are open to learning new things and meeting people on their own terms.

You can agree to disagree and still interact with people from different walks of life.

You really value diversity, not just as a slogan.

5) You are nice

You are a kind person who finds cruelty to humans (or any living being) abhorrent.

You have a natural instinct to protect innocent lives and care for those who are being abused.

You’re not trying to show off or prove what a good person you are; in fact, you don’t even think about yourself that way. But deep down you have a good heart.

6) You are patient

You are patient and can delay gratification. This may sound simple, but not everyone can do it.

If you’re currently single or have been single for a while, this shows that you can be selective about who you hang out with and connect with.

Far from being commitment-phobic, this can also show that you are patient and able to really stick with something.

This bodes well for your ability to love. You’re not picky, you’re just patient with the opportunity to give and receive love that is truly meaningful to you.

7) You are forgiving (but not forgetful)

You are a forgiving person who does not hold grudges or seek revenge.

It’s just not in your blood.

You don’t want to spend your time and energy getting back at people who have wronged you and you prefer not to dwell on the past and painful things that others have done.

At the same time, you do not forget and remember how people treat you and who is trustworthy and who is not.

As the American poet and activist Maya Angelou said it: “When someone shows you who he or she is, believe them.”

8) You are resilient

You are tough and pick yourself up after a fall.

You don’t play the victim or look for handouts, and you know that life is deeply unfair.

Despite that, you are not bitter. You really aren’t. You see challenges and setbacks as an opportunity to become stronger and stop making excuses.

Times get tougher, but you get stronger.

Even if you spend a lot of time alone, you don’t become bitter: you learn more about yourself and what you look for in love after spending those months and years without a partner.

9) You either give it your all or not at all

You don’t do things by halves. You either give it your all or you don’t give it at all, and that’s just how you roll.

At work, in your friendships and in the way you move through the world, you either do that or you don’t.

You don’t dip a toe in the water or hedge your bets.

You make the decision to go for it or not, something that shows that you also have a strong capacity to love and to fully decide whether or not to commit.

10) You celebrate others

you celebrate the achievements of others and am genuinely happy when your friends and colleagues succeed.

You want the best for others and don’t focus on jealousy or a sense of loss.

This ability to encourage other people and celebrate their victories is deep within you and comes naturally to you.

You feel that the more others achieve their dreams, the more you will too. This sense of solidarity is vital in relationships and is greatly appreciated by each partner.

11) You are eager to learn

You have an open mind and are eager to learn.

Not only do you enjoy discovering new information and expanding your mind, you also enjoy learning about the experiences and emotions of others.

You don’t find it boring to sit on the bus and have an old man give you advice about life:

Even if it is a little schmaltzy, the depth of experience that comes from many years fills you with an innate respect. You want to listen, and it’s an instinct you would also take into a relationship.

12) You are generally positive

We can’t all be positive all the time, and “toxic positivity” can actually be quite harmful.

But a bright smile and a can-do attitude still go a long way, and you do your best.

You want to be a positive force in someone’s life, a net asset. You have a lot to give, and deep down you know it.

The love in you is not just in your imagination, it is very real and just waiting for the right person to tap into it.

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