Character Strengths

Did You Take Your Mental Health “Pill”?

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You probably engage in a variety of daily habits, for example: checking your email, brushing your teeth, or perhaps taking a vitamin/medication. What if we added one more quick habit to your day: "using 1 of your signature strengths in a new way". What kind of mental health benefits could you gain?

Over the recent years I have found that one of the most overlooked pathways for...
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Character Strengths

Myers-Briggs or VIA: A Comparison of Tools


Most people these days seem to know their “type” according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). You know whether you prefer to be more extraverted or introverted, thinking or feeling, or judging or perceiving. The MBTI has been one of the most popular tests in pop psychology for decades. People who have taken the test love to guess one another’s type.
Another test that has emerged as the main research-based test of strengths in the world is the VIA Survey. The VIA measures strengths of character and in a short period of time has had over 2.6 million takers reaching every country.
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