Character Strengths

Appreciation Of Beauty & Excellence

Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence, noticing the beauty in everyday life, falls under the virtue category of transcendence. Transcendence means going the extra mile, going above and beyond what is expected. Within the context of appreciation of beauty and...

Are You Creative?

Creativity falls under the virtue of wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight, especially in a mature or utilitarian manner. (wiki) I also like to think of wisdom as the ability to see the...

GRATITUDE

Over the past several years, likely inspired by VIA and an emphasis on character strengths, there has been quite a bit of research on gratitude. The research has shown that practicing gratitude on a regular basis improves overall wellbeing. Markers found...

Character Strengths: The Core Of Who You Are

In 1999 Dr. Martin Seligman, Neal Mayerson, and Dr. Chris Peterson founded the Values in Action Institute, now called the VIA Institute on Character. Its goal was to advance the science and the practice of character. The reason was that as practicing...