Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification

Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification

Christopher Peterson


"Character" has develop into a front-and-center subject in modern discourse, yet this time period doesn't have a hard and fast which means. personality might be easily outlined by means of what anyone doesn't do, yet a extra energetic and thorough definition is critical, person who addresses convinced very important questions. Is personality a novel attribute of somebody, or is it composed of other facets? Does character--however we outline it--exist in levels, or is it easily whatever one occurs to have? How can personality be constructed? Can it's discovered? Relatedly, can or not it's taught, and who may be the best instructor? What roles are performed through kin, faculties, the media, faith, and the bigger tradition? This groundbreaking instruction manual of personality strengths and virtues is the 1st growth file from a prestigious staff of researchers who've undertaken the systematic category and dimension of broadly valued confident features. They strategy sturdy personality when it comes to separate strengths-authenticity, patience, kindness, gratitude, wish, humor, and so on-each of which exists in levels.

Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four particular strengths less than six vast virtues that constantly emerge throughout historical past and tradition: knowledge, braveness, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. every one energy is punctiliously tested in its personal bankruptcy, with unique consciousness to its which means, clarification, size, reasons, correlates, outcomes, and improvement around the existence span, in addition to to innovations for its planned cultivation. This ebook calls for the eye of an individual drawn to psychology and what it might educate concerning the stable life.

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