The Psychology of Everyday Life: Motivation and the Search For Happiness

Positive Psychology

What are the character strengths?

The six overarching virtues were broken down into twenty-four character strengths. These included: creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, love of learning and perspective for wisdom and knowledge; authenticity, bravery, persistence, and zest for courage; kindness, love, and social intelligence for humanity; fairness, leadership, and teamwork for justice; forgiveness, modesty, prudence, and self-regulation for temperance; appreciation of beauty and excellence, gratitude, hope, humor, and religiousness for transcendence.


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