The 24 Character Strengths


From Peterson and Seligman’s Character Strengths and Virtues, 2004

The DSM-IV is a catalogue of all the mental disorders a person might have. But what about the other side of the coin – their mental strengths and virtues?

Positive Psychology pioneers Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson spent three years researching this and produced a volume entitled Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification. It outlines twenty-four character strengths grouped into six broader categories.

Download and print this poster of the character strengths, to remind yourself of where your strengths lie, and remind yourself to cultivate them every day.


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