Are you compassionate towards yourself? It may be easy to treat someone else with love and understanding, but how is it when is about your own fails, sufferings and flaws? Do you treat yourself kindly, with understanding and love, or do you put yourself down and turn on your self-critical voice in your head?
Self-compassion is different from self-pity - this one many people are afraid of, and, when they mistake compassion for pity, people leave compassion out of use. Self-compassion is "simply" turning one's compassion to oneself, and has three basic ingredients: self-kindness, that is being kind and warm towards oneself; common-humanity, that is recognizing that your pain and imperfections are part of the human experience; and mindfulness, that is a non-judgemental stance towards emotions, in a balanced and not extreme way.
Here you can test your level of self-compassion!
Test how self-compassionate you are | Kristin Neff
And here is my Overall score: 1.70
That's not very good... but I'm working on it.
Say what you think! I would love to read opinions!