What are Character Strengths and how can you use them effectively?

 

Each of us possesses 24 Character Strengths under the virtues of Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance and Transcendence. We have all of these strengths in different degrees that combine to give us a unique character strength profile. Our character strengths are the positive parts of our personality that make us feel authentic and engaged.

Research shows that if you have an active awareness of your character strengths you are nine times more likely to be flourishing*. Understanding your character strengths can help:

  • Boost Confidence
  • Increase Happiness
  • Strengthen Relationships
  • Manage Problems
  • Reduce Stress
  • Accomplish Goals
  • Build Meaning and Purpose
  • Improve Work Performance

So how can we identify our character strengths and learn how to harness them in a positive way?

Character Builders incorporates character strengths in every one of our programs. We also have specialised days where we assist people to effectively identify these unique strengths and empower them to use these strengths to help create an understanding of their own personal values and a sense of self.

Our My Character Journal (pictured below) was designed around the 24 Character Strengths and is the perfect tool for teachers and students to explore their character strengths either as a self-guided program or our facilitators can really make an impact via an incursion at your school.

To discuss how we can assist in incorporating character strengths into your next program, contact us on 1300 205 101.

Testimonial:
For over 12 years I have worked with Damon and his team from Character Builders. Damon’s passion for working with youth comes from his deep desire to support the safe formation of the whole person. Damon sets about establishing a strong connection by learning names immediately and appreciating each individual’s personal story. He has a unique ability to discover the character strength within a young person and simultaneously find the ‘gems’ or traits waiting to be uncovered and nurtured. Young adults flourish when they are connected and engaged with Damon, as he opens their hearts and heals their spirit.” Madonna Potter, Deputy Head of Secondary, The Lakes College

Character Builders - My Character Journal

* Source: https://www.viacharacter.org/research/findings

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