Kindness is the good habit of a man who has concern for the well-being of others, takes concrete action to relieve the suffering of others, and finds joy in another’s success when consistent with justice. The Kind man has a genuine empathy to suffering and concerns of others, responding with charity to alleviate suffering, encourage and, when called to do so, to admonish and correct those who have strayed from God. 

The opposing vices of Kindness include the vice of Envy through which a man has sorrow or anger over the good fortune, reputation, the virtues, or the possessions of another. The Envious man may simmer in hatred or engage in acts to sabotage or diminish the success of others, often feeling perverse joy at the misfortune of another.