Thursday, 3 March 2011

Positive Psychology

Oklahoma Wetlands, October 2009 ~ Photography by Robin Dalton

This is from a Facebook status post from the lovely Rachel Shakespeare. I found it delightfully inspiring so decided to post it on my blog, as well:

Positive psychologists have identified six types of core virtues that appear in all cultures--wisdom and knowledge, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, transcendence--comprised of 24 character strengths:

1. Wisdom and Knowledge: creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, love of learning, perspective

2. Courage: bravery, persistence, integrity, vitality

3. Humanity: love, kindness, social intelligence

4. Justice: citizenship, fairness, leadership

5. Temperance: forgiveness and mercy, humility and modesty, prudence and self-regulation

6. Transcendence: appreciation of beauty and excellence, gratitude, hope, humor and spirituality

~ Maren Schmidt

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