Definitions: (1) gentle to the touch; smooth; pleasant to the feelings; comfortable; (2) easy to work with; malleable; pliable; flexible; (3) not hard, rough, rigid, rude, or harsh; (4) emollient (making soft)

Synonyms: civil, courteous, delicate, engaging, kind, lenient, mellow, mollify, mild, quiet, sentimental, sympathetic, tender

Balancing Quality: Hardy

Too Far: timid

Quotes: Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft. — Pericles (495–429 BC) Greek politician & general

Symbols: 1) fur; 2) a baby’s cheek