CGI STRENGTHS & DEFINITIONS

Kindness

Charitable, compassionate, and protective consideration and treatment of others

Perseverance

Continuing effort to complete one’s goal despite difficulty and delay

Wisdom

Perception, foresight, and awareness of consequences that enable good decision-making

Peace

Calmness despite agitation and stress

Honesty

Truthful overtly and covertly; authentic, creditable; without duplicity or deceit; choosing not to lie, cheat, or steal

Self-Control

Regulating one’s impulses, desires, emotions, and actions

Gratitude

Appreciation felt and expressed for a gift, service, or support

Curiosity

Enduring desire to find answers to questions of interest

Spirituality

Awareness of transcendence or Divinity that influences mood, thought, and behavior

Forgiveness

Overcoming reactivity to perceived injustice

Optimism

Hopefulness, positivity, confidence, and enthusiasm

Courage

Brave, reasoned choices to act despite fear or danger

Love / Closeness

Close-knit relationship marked by enjoyment, endearment, and trust

Humility

The willingness to admit mistakes, [enjoy other’s success, and confidence without need for acclaim]

Cooperation

Collaborating with others with fairness to accomplish a common goal

Creativity

Being imaginative and resourceful in pursuing an interest, developing something new, or completing a task.

CONCEPTUALIZING CHARACTER AND ITS PRIMARY STRENGTHS

  • Categories
  • Strengths
  • Respect
  • Honesty, Humility, Cooperation, Courage
  • Responsibility
  • Wisdom, Perseverance, Peace, Self-Control
  • Relationship
  • Love, Kindness, Forgiveness, Gratitude
  • Transcendence
  • Creativity, Curiosity, Spirituality, Optimism

LIST OF CGI STRENGTHS

  • Perseverance
  • Humility
  • Love / Closeness
  • Peace
  • Spirituality
  • Forgiveness
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Optimism
  • Kindness
  • Courage
  • Wisdom
  • Honesty
  • Gratitude
  • Cooperation
  • Self-Control

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