21 beautiful signs of a pure heart (the only list you’ll need!)

A pure heart is one of life’s most valuable possessions and can make people feel loved, wanted, and safe.

It doesn’t mean having any faults, but rather without any hidden intentions.

It’s not about always being right or perfect, but rather doing your best to do the right thing.

But it also means that when you do wrong or act unkindly, you regret it and know that you need to change for the better.

A pure heart is something to aspire to – so here are 21 signs that show if yours is pure!

Let’s dive in.

1) Always being honest

Being honest is one of the most important qualities to have.

It’s important because it sets an excellent example for people around you and shows that you’re trustworthy.

The more honest someone is, the more likely it is that they’re a good person overall.

Honesty isn’t just about what you say – it’s also about what you do.

If someone has an issue with honesty, they might not be able to keep their promises or obligations to others.

That means if someone says they’ll do something for you but then doesn’t follow through, there’s probably something wrong with them.

If you find yourself constantly having to forgive someone for being dishonest with you, try giving them the benefit of the doubt one last time before moving on from them for good!

2) Not judging others

It’s always refreshing to meet someone who doesn’t judge others.

They’re able to have a genuine, authentic conversation with people without any judgment.

This person will be the one who listens when they’re needed most, offers advice when they’re asked for it, and doesn’t make you feel like there’s something wrong with you when you need their help.

If you find yourself in need of some love or encouragement, this person won’t hesitate to offer their support, and this is another substantial telltale sign of having a pure heart!

3) Not having a one-size-fits-all solution

Ever noticed that you understand how unique is your relationship?

The truth is that no relationship has a one-size-fits-all solution.

I know that from personal experience. 

My own experience is that most relationship advice from friends and family just ends up backfiring. 

But my own struggle with being sincere with my partner last year led me to try something new. 

4) Choosing your words wisely

A pure heart is a gift to be shared with the world.

One way that a person can show a pure heart is by choosing their words wisely.

We all know how easily we can let our emotions get the best of us and try to defend ourselves when someone says something we don’t like.

Whether it’s an insult, a disagreement, or honest feedback, it’s easy to get flustered and lash out in response.

But if you want to signal that you have a pure heart, one good way is by choosing your words wisely.

Even if you feel like the other person is wrong and they should apologize, you should always choose kindness and love over anger.

Yes, it might be hard at first to control your emotions and say something nice back.

But ultimately, this will help build relationships with others while also protecting your own purity of heart.

5) Talking less and listening more

One of the most important ways to show that you have a pure heart is by listening to what others have to say.

People can’t help but open up to someone who listens well. People will often tell you their deepest secrets if you’re a good listener because they know you won’t judge them.

A pure heart means that you’re willing to give people your time and attention without worrying about what’s in it for yourself.

This doesn’t mean that you always need to agree with what is being said, but listening can be an act of compassion.

It may be hard at first, but practicing the art of listening will make you a better friend.

You’ll be able to hear more of what they are trying to tell you, and your conversation will be richer because of it!

Listening is one of the most critical life skills, and it’s something that everyone should practice at least once or twice every day.

You’ll be amazed by what your ears pick up when listening attentively!

6) Looking out for others

One of the signs of a pure heart is looking out for others.

People with a pure heart always put others first and are willing to go out of their way to make sure other people are taken care of.

If you know someone who does this, let them know how much it means to you today.

They deserve to hear your encouragement!

7) Accepting responsibility

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A person with a pure heart will accept responsibility for their actions.

If they do something they’re not proud of; they will own up to it and make sure to apologize.

Even if the other person is the one who made them mad.

The best way to know if someone has a pure heart is if they are able to admit when they make mistakes.

If they can admit that they did something wrong and show genuine regret, then you know you’ve found a true friend.

You see, love can be beautiful, but it can also be really painful. 

During a recent struggle over sincerity in my relationship, I did something unorthodox. 

8) Doing things for the right reasons

A pure heart is always about doing things for the right reasons.

If someone does something because they want to make a difference and not because they want to make money or try to get ahead, their heart is pure.

The idea of having a “pure” heart can be defined as being selfless and caring more about others than yourself while also striving towards making positive changes in your life through actions that are kinder, gentler, and less selfish than those you would take otherwise.

It’s often said that if we could all have this type of attitude, it would lead us into an era where there wouldn’t be any wars or violence; everyone just wants what’s best for humanity.

9) Being humble and having humility

A person with a pure heart is humble.

They always try to look for the good in others instead of focusing on their own flaws.

They don’t brag about how awesome they are or what their accomplishments are.

Instead, they look for the good in others and are willing to praise or encourage them when they see it.

A pure heart is willing to praise others without expecting anything in return.

This is a sign that someone has a pure heart and isn’t worried about what other people think of them.

It’s easy to compare ourselves to others, especially those who have what we want.

But the truth is, if we know how to be humble and grateful for all that we have, then we’ll never feel the need to compare ourselves with others.

If you’re feeling bad, it may be time to take a look at your life and see how you might need to change your mindset.

When we can humbly admit our vulnerabilities, we’re on track to living a more fulfilled and happier life because we’re not pushing ourselves down and others up.

We all make mistakes, and we all have flaws—that’s what makes us human.

A humble person is open-minded and willing to learn from others about themselves, which will help them grow as an individual.

10) Being accountable

Some people might think that they’ll never be forgiven if they make a mistake.

But it’s not true! Everyone makes mistakes, and you’re not any less of a person just because you do.

Allowing yourself to accept your mistakes will help you move on from them more quickly.

When you forgive yourself for making a mistake, you can let go of that baggage and start fresh.

Accepting your mistakes doesn’t mean that you’re giving up on what you’ve done wrong; it means that you’re accepting responsibility for your actions, striving to improve next time around, and taking steps in the right direction.

You don’t have to feel ashamed about making an error in judgment; it’s part of life!

11) Empathy

One sign of a pure heart is empathy.

When you walk into someone’s room, how do you greet them? Are you there to start a conversation, or are you just trying to finish one?

Empathy is about understanding someone’s thoughts and feelings without judgment.

This means that you’re able to see past your own perspective and align with the person in front of you.

It takes courage to be open to someone else’s pain.

But by being empathetic, we don’t needlessly cause somebody pain or make somebody feel like they’re not heard.

It also helps us avoid miscommunication because by empathizing with somebody, we can better understand where they’re coming from and what they want from us.

12) Kindness

Is Key!

Are you kind to yourself and others? If not, it’s time to work on this area.

Kindness is a sign of a pure heart.

When we are kind, our perspective changes.

We are less likely to judge people or make assumptions about them, which makes us more forgiving of others’ faults.

When we are kind, we see the good in people and lift them up.

If there’s one thing you can do for yourself right now, it’s to practice kindness towards others and yourself. It will make you feel good inside and out.

If you find yourself feeling goodwill towards others, that’s one sign that your heart is pure.

13) Love (of self and others)

A pure heart is compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others.

It’s not about turning a blind eye to suffering; it’s about knowing that we all need love and finding ways to show compassion.

This includes self-love.

There are many ways you can show yourself love: eat healthily, take care of your body, exercise, and so on.

But one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to learn how to forgive yourself.

No matter what mistakes you’ve made in life or how many times you’ve done something wrong, it’s possible to move forward and learn from those mistakes if we’re willing to forgive ourselves and give ourselves a second chance.

14) Gratitude

If your heart is pure, you will always find something to be grateful for.

Do you find yourself walking around with a complaining tone?

Do you think of all the things that are wrong in your life and forget about the blessings?

If this sounds like you, try being grateful more often.

Gratitude opens up space for more positive feelings and thoughts like joy and love.

Gratitude is a powerful way to fill up your heart even when times are tough.

The more grateful you are, the easier it will be to stay positive when challenges come your way.

15) Generosity

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One of the most important ways to know if you have a pure heart is through your generosity.

If you’re generous with others, that’s a sign that you’re compassionate and loving towards people.

To be generous, donate your time or money to charities or offer someone help when they need it.

With such an attitude, you’ll be sure to make this world a better place for your fellow humans.

By being generous, you can help others when they need it most.

And the great thing about generosity is that it doesn’t cost anything!

You can even help someone by just giving them your time and attention.

16) Humor

One sign of a pure heart is humor.

This doesn’t mean you need to make jokes all the time or laugh at every opportunity, but it means that you will find joy in small things, like a funny TV show or a silly joke.

Humor is an important quality to have because it helps us get through tough times.

It also helps us enjoy life instead of dwelling on our problems.

Having a sense of humor also makes others happy and allows us to share joy with others. So go ahead and laugh away your worries!

17) Compassion

Another sign of a pure heart is compassion.

When you’re filled with compassion, you will show care and concern for others.

You will be willing to do whatever it takes to help them, whether that’s giving them advice or offering your time as a listening ear.

People who are compassionate don’t get angry when they see someone struggling with their problems.

They understand that everyone has their own way of dealing with life and can’t be expected to deal with the same things as others.

Compassion is the key to showing everyone kindness and understanding.

You’ll feel better about yourself, and you’ll have more love in your heart for others.

That’s a powerful combination!

18) Forgiveness

Have you ever noticed the difference between feeling good and feeling inadequate?

And how sometimes, life just feels unfair? If so, then it’s probably time to take a look at your heart.

It takes strength to forgive. It takes grace to let go of resentment.

But it also creates space in your life for peace.

Forgiveness is an act of self-love that can have far-reaching consequences.

Forgiveness means letting go of anger and bitterness so you can live with peace and joy.

You’ll be able to open up more fully to the world around you, rather than being stuck in the past.

A pure heart is one that can find peace even through difficult circumstances.

And forgiveness is what will get you there.

19) You want the best for others

When someone has a pure heart, they’re always rooting for you.

They want you to succeed in whatever you do, and they want to be your friend.

They’ll be there for you no matter what happens, and they’ll always be rooting for you.

It’s hard to find someone like that, but if you’re lucky enough to find them, don’t let them go.

20) You’re not jealous of others

They know that your passion isn’t a threat to their own.

If they have a passion of their own, they won’t try to take yours away from you.

They respect it and admire it because it’s part of who you are.

What do they think is the worst thing that could happen?

That the two of you will become rivals?

No way! If anything, they’ll be excited for you.

You can tell them about your dreams and goals, and they’ll support you every step of the way.

21) You deal with conflict efficiently.

They don’t let conflict get in the way of your friendship.

If there’s a fight that needs to be resolved, they’ll make it happen.

They’re not afraid to stand up for what they believe in, but they do it in a peaceful way that doesn’t lead to tension or fighting.

They know how to make you feel better even when things are tense, and they’re willing to make sacrifices if it means keeping the peace between you two.


A pure heart is both a gift and a goal.

Pure Hearted people are kind and generous with others without ulterior motives.

It means that they show their love by practicing selflessness, and they want others to benefit and see the joy of living!

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Lyndol Lyons

The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that's all there is. Writer, spiritualist, mom. Tolerant of people, but prefer animals. Owner of 346 cats in a previous life.

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