Character Strengths

Hmmm….Meg asked me to take the character strength assessment here.

And my results are as follows:

Here are your scores on the VIA Survey of Character Strengths.

The ranking of the strengths reflects your overall ratings of yourself on the 24 strengths in the survey, how much of each strength you possess. Your top five are the ones to pay attention to and find ways to use more often.

 

Your Top Strength

Fairness, equity, and justice –

Treating all people fairly is one of your abiding principles. You do not let your personal feelings bias your decisions about other people. You give everyone a chance.

Your Second Strength

Industry, diligence, and perseverance –

You work hard to finish what you start. No matter the project, you “get it out the door” in timely fashion. You do not get distracted when you work, and you take satisfaction in completing tasks.

Strength #3

Self-control and self-regulation –

You self-consciously regulate what you feel and what you do. You are a disciplined person. You are in control of your appetites and your emotions, not vice versa.

Strength #4

Caution, prudence, and discretion –

You are a careful person, and your choices are consistently prudent ones. You do not say or do things that you might later regret.

Strength #5

Appreciation of beauty and excellence –

You notice and appreciate beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in all domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience.

 

Strength #6

Honesty, authenticity, and genuineness –

You are an honest person, not only by speaking the truth but by living your life in a genuine and authentic way. You are down to earth and without pretense; you are a “real” person.

Strength #7

Curiosity and interest in the world –

You are curious about everything. You are always asking questions, and you find all subjects and topics fascinating. You like exploration and discovery.

Strength #8

Kindness and generosity –

You are kind and generous to others, and you are never too busy to do a favor. You enjoy doing good deeds for others, even if you do not know them well.

Strength #9

Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness –

Thinking things through and examining them from all sides are important aspects of who you are. You do not jump to conclusions, and you rely only on solid evidence to make your decisions. You are able to change your mind.

Strength #10

Creativity, ingenuity, and originality –

Thinking of new ways to do things is a crucial part of who you are. You are never content with doing something the conventional way if a better way is possible.

 

I would have ranked some of the traits a little differently, like to me, Creativity, Ingenuity and Originality would rank higher than 10….But really, I think it all captures me pretty well.  It will be more interesting to ask dh what he thinks.  As an outside observer, he sees me very differently than I see myself.

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