There are a lot of inhabitants on this planet. Each individual is unique and genuine. What factors determine the character of each one of us?
Positive Psychology: In Search Of The Best Version Of Oneself
Positive psychology is based on this last determinant and holds that we can do more than we think to achieve an improvement of our way of being. The positive psychology shows us how to focus attention on those areas for improvement, and we will provide the opportunity to be happier.
Psychologists Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman have worked for years on this aspect, concluding that it is more useful to focus our attention on what works for us work well than what frustrates us.
Peterson and Seligman have reflected on the virtues and character traits that help to live a full and satisfying life. According to these authors, each person manages or endows with a specific combination of strengths that make them unique.
The 24 Key Personal Traits To Be Happy
Thus, after an exhaustive analysis, the authors concluded that, among all personal traits, 24 stand out, called “strengths” that, necessarily, help to increase the sense of control, satisfaction and even happiness in our daily lives, these are:
Creativity, curiosity, ability to analyze reality with perspective, motivation for learning, courage, perseverance, honesty, enthusiasm, social intelligence, kindness, social responsibility, ability to work in a team, sense of justice, leadership, humility, prudence, self-control, ability to forgive, ability to appreciate beauty, gratitude, optimism, humor and spirituality.
Identify your strengths and put them to work to achieve a fuller life. Consider the following questions calmly:
- Which of them do you master well?
- Which ones would you like to work to improve?
It is in your hands to work on the improvable aspects of your personality and achieve a reasonable degree of satisfaction in the course of your life (both work, personal and family)