Generosity is also displayed for different reasons or motivations in people. Some people are very giving, supportive and generous with their time, efforts, financial support and ideas. In fact they may be so generous as to appear masochistic in being too giving. These people do not expect gratitude for their generosity and may be quite uncomfortable with any thanks for their efforts. Also, others may easily exploit them.

Other people will show generosity with gifts and entertain with displays of great ceremony. These people make these generous displays to manipulate others to suggest like treatment in return. They welcome others’ generous behaviors toward themselves. Their generosity carries an obligation of implied debt.

What has been your experience with your own and other people’s generosity?