What is the Meaning of Self-Esteem in Psychology? Definition + Examples

Self-Esteem in Psychology: a Definition, Examples, Books + TED Talks

“Believe in yourself.” That is the message that we encounter constantly, in books, television shows, superhero comics, and common myths and legends. We are told that we can accomplish anything if we believe in ourselves. Of course, we know that to be untrue; we cannot accomplish anyth
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Good And Bad Characteristics: The Character Traits List

Positive and Negative Character and Personality Traits [2018 + PDF]

Why should you know your personality traits? Because they are big predictors of your behaviors and attitudes in life. The world we live in is different from what it was ten, five, or even one year ago. Thanks to social media, easy to use communication tools, and global migration, the
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Values Clarification: How Reflection On Core Values Is Used In CBT

Values Clarification: How Reflection On Core Values Is Used In CBT

Values clarification is a technique used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that aims to help people understand their value systems. This article will cover what values clarification is and why it’s important in CBT. Finally, this article will cover how to use values clarific
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Honesty Worksheets, Activities & Tests: Honesty & Integrity in Therapy

Honesty Worksheets, Activities & Tests: Honesty & Integrity in Therapy

“Honesty is the best policy.” – Benjamin Franklin Or is it? Benjamin Franklin seems to think so, but he also said this: “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Benjamin Frank
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What are My Strengths: Definitions, Key Strengths & Lists

What Are Your Strengths and Why You Should List Them

Most everyone can think of someone they love who they would consider to be a strong person, but what makes that person strong? Is it their self-sacrificial nature? Is it their ability to push through hardship? Often times, the strongest people in our lives are those who overcome their
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7 Great Benefits of Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

In the most basic sense, mindfulness is being consciously aware of your thoughts and emotions. For one to practice good mindfulness it involves the ‘self-regulation’ of attention so that it is focused on adopting a neutral attitude toward one’s experiences in the present moment. There
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7 Ways Virtues of Unity

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids The 5 Virtues of Unity

Oneness or unity is what makes us human. Hominids, the first human beings evolved because they were able to connect in social groups on an emotional level. We have lost a huge part of our natural instincts, no longer living in harmony with nature we risk losing the emotional bonds whi
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The Benefits of Curiosity: 4 Ways to Cultivate Your Enthusiasm

“The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it, and turn it inside out.” Evolutionarily speaking, it’s easy to see what drove most primitive human actions. All behaviours were focused on promoting survival: food, shelter
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The Virtue of Transcendence: How to Use and Improve Your Strengths

Strengths are a key concept in positive psychology. Seligman and Peterson produced a handbook providing a systematic classification and measurement of strengths, the VIA Character Strengths and Virtues. In this fundamental text, Seligman and Peterson categorize 24 strengths into 6 cla
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6 Best TED Talks on VIA Character Strengths and Virtues

One of the most discussed categories in positive psychology is that of strengths. The VIA Character Strengths and Virtues lists the 6 main categories of virtues, which are: Wisdom and Knowledge Courage Humanity Justice Temperance and Transcendance  In addition, each one of these consi
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character strengths and virtues classification

What is the Classification of Character Strengths and Virtues?

Character Strengths and Virtues is a groundbreaking handbook that was created built on reports from a prestigious group of researchers who have attempted to create a systematic classification and measurements of widely valued positive traits. The aim was to present a measure of humani
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Via Survey

The VIA Survey: 7 Ways to Recognize Your Strengths and Act on Them

Wisdom. Courage. Humanity. Transcendence. Justice. Moderation. Ever stopped to think what these different values mean to you? Do you know which of these have the greatest impact in your wellbeing? The six values are the result of the work of Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson. Seligma
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The Strengths Self-Efficacy Scale: Assessing Strengths in Action

Use of our strengths invokes within us a sense of authenticity, vitality, invigoration, intrinsic motivation and yearning. However in order to have positive experiences and move closer towards self-actualisation we need to use them successfully. So how do we know when we are being eff
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Strength Interviews: An Exercise in Strength Spotting

“Character Strengths are the positive parts of your personality that impact how you think, feel and behave and are the keys to you being your best self.” – VIA Character Institute Strength spotting is a process through which we develop our ability to identify these character strengths
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Defining Leadership: The Character Strength in Action

Traditional literature usually defines leadership according to its 5 styles namely Autocratic, Democratic, Laissez- Faire, Transactional and Transformational Leadership. Some of the other prominent leadership styles that commonly appear in the literature are Charismatic leadership (Ho
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Developing Character Strengths on the Dance Floor

“I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep for words.” —Ruth St. Dennis We generally think of our thoughts and feelings as being primarily mental phenomena. However, my experience as a dance teacher has shown that our bodies
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