Character Strengths Building

By identifying and building on our personal strengths, we can engage with life more fully. When we recognise and take pride in our best abilities, we may become more confident, more motivated, and more effective in everything we do.

Prof Martin Seligman and Prof Chris Peterson identified and defined a set of twenty-four universal character strengths grouped into six categories. These are not concrete skills like ‘good at maths’ or ‘athletic talent’. They are intrinsic strengths of character that we all possess to some degree, like curiosity, humour, persistence and bravery.

Positive Psychology places its focus on our optimal functioning aspects. Rather than dealing exclusively with emotional pains and problems, we also help our clients to cultivate their strengths.

See here  The 24 character strengths