Behaviors and ways of expressing themselves are as numerous as the inhabitants of this planet. Each individual is unique and authentic. What factors determine the character of each of us? A little genetics, a lot of learning and a lot of motivation and willpower.
Positive psychology: in search of the best version of yourself
Positive psychology is based on this last determinant and argues that we can do more than we think we can to improve the way we are. Positive psychology shows us how to focus our attention on the areas that need improvement and that will give us the opportunity to be happier.
psychologists Christopher peterson I Martin seligman they have worked for years on this aspect finding that it is more useful to focus our attention on what works and works for us than on what we do wrong and frustrates us. Peterson and Seligman reflected on the virtues and character traits that help you live a full and fulfilling life. According to these authors, each person uses or is endowed with a real combination of forces that make them unique.
The 24 key personal traits to be happy
Thus, after a thorough analysis, the authors concluded that, of all the personal traits, 24 stand out, called “strengths” which essentially contribute to increasing the feeling of control, satisfaction and even happiness in our daily life, these are :
Creativity, curiosity, ability to analyze reality with perspective, motivation to learn, courage, perseverance, honesty, enthusiasm, social intelligence, kindness, social responsibility, ability to work in a team, sense of justice, leadership, humility, prudence, autonomy control, ability to forgive, ability to appreciate beauty, gratitude, optimism, humor and spirituality.
Identify your strengths and use them for your life.
Calmly ask yourself the following questions:
- Which of them are you good at?
- What would you like to work on to improve yourself?
It is in your hands to work on the improvable aspects of your personality and to obtain a good degree of satisfaction by becoming your life (both professional, personal and family) and that of those around you.