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How would you like to be? Work your skills from positive psychology

How would you like to be? Work your skills from positive psychology

May 26, 2024

Behaviors and ways of expressing oneself there are as many as inhabitants on this planet. Each individual is unique and genuine. What factors determine the character of each one of us? Some genetics, a good amount of learning and a lot of motivation and will.

Positive psychology: the search for the best version of oneself

Positive psychology is based on this last determinant and holds that we can do more than we think to achieve an improvement of our way of being. Positive psychology shows us how to focus attention on those aspects to improve and that will provide us the opportunity to be happier.

The psychologists Christopher Peterson Y Martin Seligman They have worked for years on this aspect, concluding that it is more useful to focus our attention on what works for us and what works well for us than on what we do wrong and frustrate us. Peterson and Seligman have reflected on the virtues and character traits that help to live a full and satisfying life. According to these authors, each person manages or is endowed with a genuine combination of strengths that make it unique.

The 24 key personal traits to be happy

Thus, after an exhaustive analysis, the authors concluded that, among all the personal traits, 24 stand out, called "strengths" that, essentially, help to increase the sense of control, satisfaction and, even, happiness in our daily life , these are:

Creativity, curiosity, ability to analyze reality with perspective, motivation for learning, courage, perseverance, honesty, enthusiasm, social intelligence, kindness, social responsibility, ability to work in a team, sense of justice, leadership, humility, prudence, self-control, ability to forgive, ability to appreciate beauty, gratitude, optimism, humor and spirituality.

Identify your strengths and put them to work to achieve a fuller life.

Consider the following questions calmly:

  • Which of them do you master well?
  • Which ones would you like to work to improve?

It is in your hands to work on the improvable aspects of your personality and achieve a good degree of satisfaction in the course of your life (both work, personal and family) and that of those around you.

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