The work of “positive psychologists” like Martin Seligman seems to show that the happiest people are those who have discovered their unique strengths (such as persistence and critical thinking) and virtues (such as humanity or justice) and use those strengths and virtues. for a purpose that is greater than your own personal goals.
these virtues have been studied, especially considering parents have a way to follow for the education of their children, you knew that a test to discover your strengths and virtues can be done for free online, it will take less than two minutes to do it, and you will learn to distinguish what are your strengths and virtues as well as those of your children, in the case of the Pedagogues, those of your students, it is important to focus and extract what is best in the human being and not simply the pathologies.
You may have certain strengths that are so natural to you that you do not even consider them as stronger. Think of an episode of your life when you were at your best. What qualities allowed you to do it personally or professionally? Although there are numerous talents and forces that human beings can possess, the strengths and virtues of people are those that humanity values universally. When Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson sought to discover and classify common strengths and virtues among cultures, they created a classification of the central virtues that humans value morally regardless of their cultural, racial, and religious differences.
How were the main studies on strengths and virtues selected?
The main studies were in agreement with the methodological rigor, the type of investigation and the approach adopted in understanding the relation between the use of forces and virtues and the psychological well-being (or satisfaction with life). One of the studies was identified as fundamental because of its emphasis on understanding the relationship between gratitude and subjective well-being through psychological intervention.
A Linley study was identified as key since it was one of the first to use a cross-measures model of repeated measures to demonstrate evidence linking the use of personal strength to improved goal achievement, satisfaction of psychological needs, and improved well-being.
In addition, Park, Peterson, and Seligman’s studies were also key because of their evidences revealing that the specific strengths of character (hope and enthusiasm) were positively associated with life satisfaction and influence on psychological well-being.
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