The word 'humility' is used from time to time in the press and usually stands for self-deprecating behaviour, agreeing with someone who criticises you, not being pushy. But actually you can be pushy, refuse to agree with personal criticism and even be rather boastful- and still be genuinely humble. Humility - as a useful term - simply means adopting an 'open' posture towards learning. The more open you are the greater your humility. A shy modest person who refuses to seriously consider any new information is the prideful one.