But, what are our character strengths? Are we industrious, socially intelligent, curious, prudent? And what is the value of these strengths?
To best utilize our strengths, we must identify them and then develop them. Identify your character strengths with the online test at www.viastrengths.org.
- From the top 10, choose the 5 that best fulfill the “Strengths Criteria”
- Choose one character strength and for the following week use the strength in a new way every day
- Each night, briefly describe how you used your strength in a new way today and how you intend to use the strength in a new way tomorrow
--from UPenn's course Positive Psychology, 2009