Q: In this study, 41% of people said they were nicer than the average person because they have done this for someone. What is it?
A: Babysat or took care of a friends pet for free.
Our most common “nice” things we do are giving people directions . . . holding an elevator for someone . . . and giving up our seat on a bus or train.
63% said they regularly donate their time or money to charity . . . 41% would babysit, or take care of a friend’s pet for free . . . and 33% would offer to help carry something heavy. Only 22% of us would offer to help a friend move.
The top three factors that cause us to stop being nice are when someone’s rude to us . . . when we lose something important, and when we get receive bad service at a restaurant.
This survey found that 98% of respondents thought of themselves as nicer than the average person.