Positive Psychology can give you the tools to be your best version.
Behaviors and ways of expressing themselves there are as many as there are inhabitants on this planet. Each individual is unique and genuine. What factors determine the character of each of us? Some genetics, a fair amount of learning, and a lot of motivation and will.
Positive psychology: in search of the best version of oneself
Positive psychology is based on this last determinant and maintains that we can do more than we think to achieve an improvement in our way of being. The positive psychology shows us how to focus attention on those aspects to improve and that will give us the opportunity to be happier.
Psychologists Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman have worked on this aspect for years, concluding that it is more useful to focus our attention on what works for us and works well for us than on what we do wrong and frustrate us. Peterson and Seligman have reflected on the virtues and character traits that help to live a full and satisfying life. According to these authors, each person manages or is endowed with a genuine combination of strengths that make them unique.
The 24 key personal traits to be happy
Thus, after an exhaustive analysis, the authors concluded that, among all the personal traits, 24 stand out, called “strengths” that, essentially, help increase the feeling of control, satisfaction and even happiness in our daily lives , these are:
Creativity, curiosity, ability to analyze reality with perspective, motivation for learning, courage, perseverance, honesty, enthusiasm, social intelligence, kindness, social responsibility, ability to work in a team, sense of justice, leadership, humility, prudence, self-control, ability to forgive, ability to appreciate beauty, gratitude, optimism, humor, and spirituality.
Identify what your strengths are and put them to work towards a fuller life.
Ask yourself the following questions calmly:
- Which of them do you master well?
- Which ones would you like to work on to improve?
It is in your hands to work on the improvable aspects of your personality and achieve a good degree of satisfaction in the future of your life (both work, personal and family) and that of those around you.