Big-hearted is our word of the day. If you are a big-hearted person, you always try to help others and spread positivity. You do little things for your loved one that shows them they have found their true love. Still, having a big heart probably puts you through a hard time as people tend to take advantage of those who have one. You are probably tired of giving second chances and all the failed relationships. All the same, never think, even for a second, that having a big heart is a bad thing.
The latest research suggests that having a bad heart is a bad thing only if you are suffering from a condition called cardiomyopathy. As we found out in the latest research, it is the name for a condition where the heart muscles are enlarged. However, we are not talking about that here; we are looking into what a big-hearted person is and if you are one of the people who has a big heart.
My husband has a big heart, and I see it in the little things he does for his loved ones. I know that he would never do something that would hurt me. To take advantage of such a good person who never stops giving me second chances would be a sin. If you have a huge heart too, you probably have some failed relationships behind you that almost broke it. Still, you keep radiating positivity and keep believing in true love. That is why big-hearted is our word of the day, and you will get to find out if you are really one of those amazing people who has a big heart.
11 signs you have a big heart
1. You help others
Such a good person wants to help everyone. If it was up to you, you would give your time, money, and effort to anyone who needed it. You even feel guilty when you can’t do that. But you are only one person, and it’s impossible for you to share your big heart with everyone. So, you do little things for your loved ones and help as much as you can. Perhaps you have even chosen a career path that is about helping others. When someone you care about is having a hard time, they know that they can count on you. You are simply there for the people who need you. Having a big heart makes you care for people so naturally, you want to help them when they need it. Your friends are lucky to have such a person in their lives. You like the act of giving, and if you could, you would give everything you own to those less fortunate. Still, you have to be careful, because some people might take advantage of your good heart.
2. You might be too sensitive
There is a downside to having a big heart. Such a big heart has room for a lot of feelings and that is why it is filled with emotions, and it makes you very sensitive. I’m sure that you already know by now that having a big heart could get you easily hurt. You care so much about everyone that it really hurts your feelings when they don’t care the same about you. People who are insensitive are not your crowd but truth be told, it’s not always their fault that you get hurt. The thing is, you get offended easily because you take everything personally. You wish to live in a world where everyone is kind to each other, and that’s not always possible. When you realize this, it hurts your good heart. Surely the world would be a better place if everyone had a good heart like you do but you have to accept reality and find a way to deal with the world as it is.
3. You fall head over heels
Having a big heart doesn’t make you fall in love more often than usual, but it does make you fall harder. Once you meet someone you like, you fall head over heels, and it’s hard for you to hold back. No matter how hard you try to go slowly and remain cautious, your huge heart makes it impossible. The thing is, it’s not easy to find someone who will accept you the way you are… someone worthy of your good heart. So once you find someone you want to give your huge heart to, you can’t wait. You are so excited about the opportunity to feel real love that you don’t hold back. It’s like you turn into a cartoon character whose heart starts popping out of its chest and beating like crazy. It truly is a great feeling, but it doesn’t work in your favor. A lot of potential partners will get scared by how fast and intense you are when it comes to love but don’t worry, because once you find your soulmate, they will love you even more for having a big heart.
4. You care about what others think
One thing that you should definitely try to change is that you care too much about the opinions of others. You try not to care, but no matter how hard you try, your good heart can’t help but care. The thing about it is that you are a really nice person who tries to please everybody and people usually like folks like that. Nevertheless, it creates problems because once somebody doesn’t like you, you get confused. What’s not to like when you have treated them only with love and kindness? But you have to accept that you won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Some people simply won’t like you, and that’s perfectly fine. Get it in your head that it’s impossible to please everyone. No matter how much you try for everyone to like you, there will still be those who don’t. That doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with you; you’re just not their type, and you have to deal with it.
5. You are a people-pleaser
The fact that you want to help everyone and care about what others think says something about you. You want to make everyone happy, which makes you a people-pleaser, and even though that means you have a good heart, it’s also a bad behavior pattern. It is impossible to make everybody happy, but that never stops you from trying. Your goal is to cause as many smiles as you possibly can. What’s wrong with wanting to spread love and happiness to those around you? It makes you feel good when you make others feel good. You want to be a positive person who spreads that positive energy to everyone around them but that causes you a lot of stress. It’s impossible to make everybody happy, and being a people-pleaser will stress you out, not to mention that a lot of people will enjoy taking advantage of your good heart.
6. You are a forgiver
You are someone who is always ready to forgive. As a matter of fact, all it takes for you to forgive someone is for them to ask you to but you can’t seem to understand that not everyone deserves to be forgiven. That is what makes people take advantage of you. After all, they know that no matter how badly they mess things up, you will be there to forgive them. In fact, you’ll even clean the mess up for them. Having a big heart makes you an amazing and kind person but it also makes you very gullible. You have to understand that not everyone is like you. There are bad people out there who feed on the love of the good ones. Don’t let them fool you into thinking that things will be different if you give them a second chance. Some people don’t deserve to be forgiven, and the sooner you realize that, the better.
7. You rarely say no
You don’t often speak up because it would hurt others’ feelings and that is why it’s hard for you to say no too. You are worried that saying no would offend people. Still, you have to realize that you shouldn’t say yes to something you aren’t comfortable with. You care so much about how other people feel, but stop for a second and ask yourself how you feel. If something isn’t to your liking, there’s no reason for you to do it. Is it just to please others? When are you going to stop focusing on everyone but yourself? That is exactly why you get hurt so often. Practice saying no to the things you don’t want to do. Nobody is going to blame you for it. In fact, they are even going to respect you a whole lot more for it. When you don’t want to do something, say no to it. It’s not only your right but your responsibility to yourself.
8. You believe in love
Love is a very serious thing for someone like you. You believe in it with all your heart. It’s like you know that there is someone out there who will show you the meaning of love. You believe that you will find your soulmate but your faith in love doesn’t end with your hopes for yourself. You believe that everyone has their own soulmate and that they will find real love. Such belief is amazing, it’s what keeps you going, and you should never stop believing in it. Everyone deserves to have love in their life, and everyone will find it eventually. It’s what I believe in too. I hope that you will find your soulmate who has a heart as equally big as yours. The love you two will share will be greater than any other you know of. Just never stop believing and keep searching for that special someone.
9. You put your heart into everything you do
You have a lot of love and passion in you, and it shows in everything you do. Whether it’s your job, your hobby, or your relationships, everything you do is done with emotion. You believe that love is the secret ingredient that makes everything you do better and it might well be true. You know how a meal you cook turns out when you are not in the mood for cooking but how about when you cook with love? When you cook your partner’s favorite meal, you put love into it, and it somehow tastes better. Everything is actually done better when it’s done with love. I hope that you can see that I write with love in all of these articles. After all, what’s the point of doing things if you don’t put your heart into doing them?
10. You find it hard to let go
You are someone who gets easily attached, whether it’s to people, places, or things that have sentimental value. So, when the time comes to let go of those things, you find it to be the hardest thing you have to do. That makes you hold on to things even when you should let go. When you love someone or something, you want it to last forever. I know how that feels. There are feathers everywhere in my house because I still carry my little pillow around. I had it from when I was a baby, and it’s impossible for me to let go of it. When it comes to people, I would rather have them hurt me by leaving than having to let go of them myself.
11. You always see the best in everyone
A great thing about you is that you always see the good in people, even in those who don’t deserve it. You will find yourself defending the people who have hurt you because you remember the good things they did, not the bad ones. You’re simply such a positive person that you don’t see the bad in people. You will always give everyone the benefit of the doubt, even when they clearly don’t deserve it. A lot of times, the people around you will see when someone’s bad for you a lot sooner than you do but you won’t believe them when they tell you. You are so good that you think that everyone is just as good as you are.