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.
Ability to discern inner qualities and relationships; good sense; good judgment Involves Perspective, Humility, Foresight, Open-mindedness, and analytical thinking is influenced by one’s values, beliefs, experience, environment, and world view.
Humor is a character strength because it requires effort and brings joy to all. Awe is similar, combining Gratitude with Spirituality to appreciate majesty and mystery. Awe is essential to develop a sense of Transcendence and to worship.
Anticipating positive outcomes; belief in the fulfillment of a desire or goal; Involves Hope, Joy, Positivity; and results in energy, passion, and task completion; Increases Resilience, Perseverance, Self-Control, Insight, and Peaces.
An internal and expressed thankfulness and Joy in response to a gift powerfully impacts emotional health; reduces anxiety, depression; increases health. Gratitude reflects Humility, Respect, Social Intelligence, Love, and Wisdom.
The French call this one’s raison d’tre or “reason for being.” Produces greater life satisfaction, Peace, generosity, Optimism, Humility, and Confidence. Spirituality influences Purpose and one’s ability to change, persevere, and be resilient.
Calmness and serenity despite trouble and stress; requires Courage and Confidence. Its opposite is fear, anxiety, and worry develop due to choice, Confidence, a growth mindset, and belief in one’s Purpose.