Strengths & Virtues

Everyone has a characteristic set of strengths and virtues, that is, things that they are naturally “good” or “strong” on. Research in Positive Psychology suggests that there are (at least) 24 strengths and virtues that are recognized in most cultures.

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What Is Intuition and Why Is It Important? 5 Examples

Intuition is that feeling in your gut when you instinctively know that something you are doing is right or wrong. Or it’s that moment when [...]

Fostering Creativity: 12 Strategies to Boost Creative Skills

Creativity has been valued throughout human history. It has also been called “the skill of the future” (Powers, 2018). This is partly because creativity helps [...]

Strength-Spotting Interviews: 20+ Questions and Techniques

How often have we asked ourselves: Who am I? The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre spent most of his career pondering similar questions, ultimately believing that [...]

Strength-Based Leadership: 34 Traits Of Successful Leaders

Leaders throughout history have inspired, disappointed, empowered, enraged, challenged, and scared the people they serve. They can lead nations through wars or squander their country’s [...]

10+ Ways to Build Character Strengths at Work (& Examples)

Love? That was not what I expected. According to the results of the Character Strength test, my top five strengths are: Love Curiosity Love of [...]

Personal Strengths Defined (+ List of 92 Personal Strengths)

In my work with young people, we often talk about their ideas of personal strengths and weaknesses. One of the exercises we begin with asks [...]

Via Character Strengths & Survey: 31 Ways to Spot Strengths

In positive psychology, cultivating and using our personal strengths is an integral part of striving for “the good life” – very roughly speaking, the pursuit [...]

10 Best TED Talks on VIA Character Strengths and Virtues

When you think of how to live a life in which you can flourish, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For many, [...]

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3 Most Accurate Character Strengths Assessments and Tests

Character strengths are an indispensable aspect of positive psychology. They are a collection of personal abilities that buffer against mental health disorders and positively impact [...]

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12 Strength-Based Skills & Activities to Boost Your Practice

Strengths-based approaches deploy the inherent strengths of clients to aid recovery and cultivate a sense of empowerment in terms of their own lives and treatment [...]

3 Positive Psychology Tools (PDF)