People who score high in creativity think of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and to do things. They may excel in artistic activities, but creativity is not limited to that. They have wisdom and knowledge for utilizing their imagination and original ideas.
CuriosityIndividuals who score high in curiosity tend to take an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake. They find a large number of topics and subjects fascinating, and they enjoy activities that provide avenues for explorations and discoveries.
JudgmentPeople who score high in judgment exercise prudence in regard to their important decisions. They think things through and examine situations from all sides, as they dislike jumping to conclusions. They tend to change their minds in light of evidence, weighing the pros and cons fairly.
Love of LearningIndividuals who score high in this strength enjoy mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge. Love of learning is related to curiosity but goes beyond it, as it also describes the tendency to add systematically to what one knows, be it formally or informally.
PerspectivePeople who score high in perspective are able to provide wise counsel to others; they have ways of looking at the world that make deep sense to themselves as well as to others. This is related to the strength of judgment; however, perspective focuses on having particular and various attitudes toward different kinds of situations.
BraveryIndividuals who score high in this dimension tend to not shrink from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain. They speak up for what’s right even if there’s opposition, and they tend to act on their convictions even if they are unpopular. For instance, they speak up in protest when they hear someone say mean things. This strength includes physical bravery but is not limited to it.
PerseverancePeople who score high in perseverance finish what they start despite obstacles. They take pleasure in completing tasks and seldom quit a task before it is done. With their persistence, they are motivated to be productive and get things done.
HonestyPeople who score high in this dimension tend to speak the truth and keep their promises. They usually present themselves in a genuine way and act with sincerity. Being without pretense, they take responsibility for their feelings and actions.
ZestPeople who are zestful approach life with excitement and energy. As a result, they do not do things halfway or halfheartedly. They live their lives as adventures and feel alive and activated. For instance, they tend to be excited by many different activities and are genuinely excited to start each day.
LoveIndividuals who score high in this dimension tend to value close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated. They are often close to people and healthily communicate, receive, and reciprocate affection.
KindnessKind people enjoy doing favors and good deeds for others. They are happy to help and are known for taking good care of others. Moreover, they tend to be considerate, friendly, generous, and warmhearted. They are often described as gentle and patient as they tend to go out of their way to help others, offer a listening ear, and give encouragement.
Social IntelligenceSocially intelligent individuals tend to be aware of the motives and feelings of others, including themselves. They know what to do to fit into different social situations and know what makes other people tick. They are good at sensing what other people may be going through and have excellent clues on what to say to make others feel better.
TeamworkPeople who score high in teamwork work well as a member of a group. They are good collaborators and are responsible in accomplishing the tasks assigned to them. They tend to be loyal and supportive of the groups they participate in; they do their best to come up with a collective output.
FairnessIndividuals who score high in this dimension tend to treat all people the same, in accordance with notions of fairness and justice. The do not let their feelings bias their decisions about others and they try their best to give everyone a fair chance.
LeadershipGood leaders encourage their group to get things done and, at the same time, maintain good relations within the group. Those who score high in this dimension tend to organize group activities and see to it that they happen. Hence, people usually turn to them to lead organizations.
ForgivenessForgiving people accept the shortcomings of others and are not vengeful. People who score high in this dimension tend to give others a second chance and exonerate those who have done wrong. They can easily let go of negative feelings such as resentment, anger, and vengeance.
HumilityHumble individuals let their accomplishments speak for themselves. They do not regard themselves as more special than what they really are. For instance, they prefer to let other people talk about them and are usually meek about the good things that have happened to them.
PrudencePrudent individuals are careful about their choices. They do not take undue risks and do not say or do things that might later be regretted. They tend to be very cautious as they always think through the consequences before they act and think before they speak.
Self-RegulationPeople who score high on this dimension regulate what they feel and do. They tend to be disciplined and are able to control their appetites and emotions. For instance, they do not easily give in to temptation, and they do not engage in things that are bad for them in the long run, even if such experiences make them feel good in the short run.
Appreciation of BeautyIndividuals who score high on this dimension notice and appreciate beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in various domains of life, from nature and art to mathematics and science and to everyday experience. Hence, they tend to think that life is interesting, as they are usually aware of the natural beauty in the environment and in various experiences that others do not notice.
GratitudeGrateful people are aware of the good things that happen as they have a profound sense of appreciation. They also take time to express thanks and acknowledge the various forms of blessings in their lives. Thus, when they feel down, they tend to think of the brighter side of their experiences.
HopePeople who score high on this dimension tend to expect the best in the future and work to achieve it. They have feelings of expectation, and they desire for certain goals to happen. They believe that good things can be brought about.
HumorIndividuals who have a good sense of humor like to laugh, make (not necessarily tell) jokes, and tease. They tend to bring smiles to other people and see the lighter side of things. Hence, they do not allow gloomy situations to take away their joy.
SpiritualityPeople who score high in this dimension have coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe. They know where they fit within the larger scheme and have convictions about the meaning of life that shape their conduct and provide them with comfort.