A humbling experience is an experience that causes a person to feel insignificant, inferior or more conscious of their failings. A humbling situation provides a new perspective, causing an individual to feel less important than they did before the experience.
Humbling experiences are unique to each individual and can range from giving up an addiction to learning how large the universe is. Someone may go through a humbling experience if they are proven wrong after claiming the answer to a question is 100 percent right. Other humbling experiences may include losing a bet, being beaten at a game one is very good at or visiting a place of great tragedy or importance.