Zest positive psychology

Zest in Positive Psychology: Satisfaction in Life and Work

Are you one of those who believes in living life to the fullest and making the most out of every day? If so, then you are a zestful person. Zest makes an individual loaded with positive vitality that emanates from him to others around. In it lies true happiness, satisfaction, and a de
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Positive and Negative Personality & Character Traits [2018 + PDF]

Personality & Character Traits: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Why should you be aware of your personality and character 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 g
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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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strengths

Personal Strengths & Weaknesses Defined + A List of 92 Strengths

Most everyone can think of someone they love who they would consider being 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 Ways Virtues of Unity

7 Examples of Unity in Daily Life and How to Teach It

This article is a summarised version of the book EENHIED by Gerrit De Moor. The book is only in Dutch; however, you can contact the author for more information. Oneness, or unity, is what makes us human. Hominids—the first human beings—evolved because they were able to connect in soci
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6 Best TED Talks on VIA Character Strengths and Virtues

Identifying strengths is a foundation of positive psychology. One way to learn your strengths is through the VIA Survey, a personality test and strengths inventory, which identifies six virtues present in people’s personalities. The virtues are: Wisdom and Knowledge; Courage; Hu
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character strengths and virtues classification

The Classification of Character Strengths and Virtues (+6 In-Depth Virtues)

Character Strengths and Virtues is a groundbreaking handbook using the work of a prestigious group of researchers who have created a systematic classification system of widely valued positive traits. The aim is to present a measure of humanist ideals of virtue in an empirical and scie
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Via Survey

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

Wisdom, courage, humanity, transcendence, justice, and moderation are the six values that Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson have directed much research towards.  What do these different values mean to you? Which of these have the greatest impact on your well-being?  Seligman describe
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Strengths Self-Efficacy Scale

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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Developing Character Strengths on the Dance Floor

My experience as a dance teacher has shown that our bodies may influence mental processes more than we might initially think. “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
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Positive Psychology Kindness Strength

On Character Strengths: Kindness

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain What is kindness? Kindness is the ability to place the needs of others in front of your own, to be selfless and to empathize with those around you. It is one of the 24 character strengths and
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Wisdom as a character strength

The 4 Character Strengths of Wisdom in Positive Psychology

All species have basic instincts for survival, but what allows humans to function at higher levels than any other living thing? A unique virtue that humans possess is wisdom. Many fields have explored wisdom, including philosophy, education, religion, and psychology. In positive psych
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