Thursday, November 4, 2010

240 questions later ...

my top five strengths,
aka signature strengths ...
  • zest, enthusiasm, and energy
  • fairness, equity, and justice
  • bravery and valor
  • creativing, ingenuity, and originality
  • gratitude
wanna take the on-line test? ... this is the result of taking an on-line questionnaire, VIA survey of character strengths, from the university of pennsylvania's authentic happiness over here. it's part of positive psychology. (first learned about this from 80 20 time.)

of the 24 strengths - with the top five listed above - the remaining 19 strengths in descending order are as follows:

Nos. 6-12 ... humor and playfulness (#6) . capacity to love and be loved (#7) . curiosity and interest in the world (#8) . kindness and generosity (#9) . leadership (#10) . love of learning (#11) . honesty, authenticity, and genuineness (#12) . . .

Nos. 13-18 ... hope, optimism, and future-mindedness (#13) . perspective (wisdom) (#14) . social intelligence (#15) . forgiveness and mercy (#16) . judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness (#17) . citizenship, team work, and loyalty (#18) . . .

Nos. 19-24 ... industry, diligence, and perseverance (#19) . appreciation of beauty and excellence (#20) . spirituality, sense of purpose, and faith . (#21) . caution, prudence, and discretion (#22) . modesty and humility (#23) . self-control and self-regulation (#24).

just a l'il fyi from penn's authentic happiness website about Dr. Martin Seligman ... "Positive Psychology, a new branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions. His research has demonstrated that it is possible to be happier — to feel more satisfied, to be more engaged with life, find more meaning, have higher hopes, and probably even laugh and smile more, regardless of one’s circumstances. Positive psychology interventions can also lastingly decrease depression symptoms. The research underlying these rigorously tested interventions is presented in the July/August edition of the American Psychologist, the journal of the American Psychology Association." and when i took the authentic happiness questionnaire this morning, compared to others (e.g., age, gender, etc.) who have taken the web-based test, my score was in top 10 percentile of the answers.

remember, it's okay to be happy!

(thanks for visiting my blog ...)

1 comment:

  1. Interesting happiness site! I'll be checking that out some more!


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