Character Strengths Definitions

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Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

You notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.

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You are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.

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You act with mental, moral, or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary.

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You value each member of your group and inspire people to do their best.

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You have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part of something greater than yourself.

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You value close relationships with others and being close to people.

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You come up new and original ways to think about and do things.

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Love of Learning

You master new skills and topics on your own or in school.

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You like exploration and discovery. You ask lots of questions because you want to learn more about anything and everything.

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You like to consider new ideas and try new things. You examine things from all sides and don’t jump to conclusions.

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You believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect.

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You appreciate that people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view.

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You forgive those who have done wrong. You accept that people make mistakes.

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You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.

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You are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.

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You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.

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You expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.

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You have the ability to control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act.

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You do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.

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Social Intelligence

You are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things.

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You like to laugh and bring smiles to other people.

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You work well as a member of a group or team. You are loyal and sacrifice your individual desires for the greater good.

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You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely.
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You approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you.

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