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Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification | Martin E. P. Seligman, Christopher Peterson
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"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.
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Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification | Martin E. P. Seligman, Christopher Peterson
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Hi, team! Welcome to the new faces and hi again to the familiar ones! I‘m pleased that the group name lives on 😁📚

1. I‘m a lifelong New Jerseyan. I live a few miles from NYC.
2. All of them!
3. The VIA survey says honesty!
4. I can take responsibility for my feelings and actions. Owning them will help me act on them positively!

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Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification | Martin E. P. Seligman, Christopher Peterson
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It's time for a few introductions #TeamFitLit!

1. Huntersville, NC which is a suburb of Charlotte.
2. All of them! 💫
3. Love of Learning & Bravery (from the VIA survey)
4. Bravery helps me tackle the harder part of my goals and overcome my doubts.

What is VIA, you might ask? A psychology tool to help uncover your top character strengths, and use them to meet goals and increase your well-being! You can take the VIA here: www.viacharacter.org

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ChasingOm I love personality tests! 😂 My top three were “Love of Learning,” “Kindness,” and “Perspective.” 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @dariazeoli I love that song! 🎵 @ChasingOm I use the VIA often with my life coaching clients, since I follow a strengths-based approach to coaching! 3mo
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