Exploring and applying character strengths can help us improve relationships, buffer against negative feelings, and manage problems as well as enhance our well-being during this challenging time. We offer some simple suggestions for activating different character strengths while dealing with this international pandemic.
Signature Strengths: Translating Research into Practice
In practice, people find it surprisingly challenging to come up with new ways to use their signature strengths. Perhaps that’s because we often use our signature strengths without much awareness. For example, have you paid much attention to your use of self-regulation as you brush your teeth? Your level of prudence or kindness while driving?
Here are three tips for using your signature strengths in mindful ways.
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What Do We Know about Signature Strengths?
If you have only one question to ask someone about their character strengths, make it, “What strengths are most essential to who you are and define you as a person?
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Rewiring Your Remote Control Builds Character
Cash or credit? I handed over the plastic to the gas station attendant on the Garden State Parkway. It was very early on a Saturday and there was only one…