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Tolerance is sympathy for beliefs or practices different than one’s own. Discernment is an ability to discriminate subtle differences between right and wrong. Insight is perceiving contributing and conflicting truths that enable good decision-making.
Includes teamwork, friendship, citizenship, Social Responsibility, and religious participation. Identification with and obligation to the common good that is beyond selfishness. Involves expressing our interests as they apply to others and the community.
Curiosity is the desire for new experience and knowledge, adventure, and discovery. Creativity combines Curiosity with imagination, critical thinking, and effort. Creative effort must be both unique and useful to qualify as a character strength.
As students learn to have healthy relationships, they are more tolerant, secure, and confident. Bullying decreases, cliques diminish, and “bad boys” and “mean girls” are no longer cool.
Students’ academic achievement correlates most with their intrinsic desire or motivation. Motivation is the result of deepening insight and a sense of transcendence.