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Character Strengths

Strengths: Nature, Nurture, or Both?

It is probably not useful to ask the age-old question whether our core strengths of character are more a product of our genes or our environment. When it comes to our personality, the answer is almost always – “both are important.” And, some scientists believe that with the advancements in epigenetics and the study of the interaction of our gene and environment, that the nature/nurture question becomes rhetorical and fruitless, similar to the question: What contributes more to the...
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Character Strengths

Your Vote is Probably Based on Character

Just a month ago the VIA Institute on Character launched a new survey that asked people what character strengths are essential in a great President. The survey then invited the user to rate the character strengths of the Presidential candidates.

The results are in!...just in time for Election Day. I’ll start with the conclusions and then offer more details.

Conclusions:

Regardless of political affiliation or preference in this election, the...
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Character Strengths

What are the Character Strengths of Obama & Romney?


Who is more curious – Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

Is it Romney or Obama who is perceived to be more brave, more honest, or more creative?

Who’s the stronger team-player: Joe Biden or Paul Ryan?

Each of the strengths noted are important attributes of our character. What do you think? Let your voice be heard - nominate the strengths of each candidate at the VIA Presidential Caucus poll.
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Character Strengths

What are Your Signature Strengths?

If you’re like most people (myself included), then you have work to do in terms of understanding your strengths. Survey research has found that most people do not have a meaningful awareness of their strengths. What’s more, it’s all-too-common for people to underuse their strengths.

We forget to take notice of our best strengths and find ways to let them loose in our lives. Take Bill, for instance.
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