On the weekend I visited my artist friend Violettes blog, I noticed a link on her message board to a website called Authentic Happiness
which presents a varied selection of tests to gage your strengths. Participants in the test take part in a study for further personal development. I thought it to be interesting and partook in two.Here are the results of my Signature Strengths test in order of strength, verbatim.
My top strengths Forgiveness and mercy
You forgive those who have done you wrong. You always give people a second chance. Your guiding principle is mercy and not revenge.
Gratitude you are aware of the good things that happen to you, and you never take them for granted. Your friends and family members know that you are a grateful person because you always take the time to express your thanks.
Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness
Thinking things through and examining them from all sides are important aspects of who you are. You do not jump to conclusions, and you rely only on solid evidence to make your decisions. You are able to change your mind.
Humor and playfulness
You like to laugh and tease. Bringing smiles to other people is important to you. You try to see the light side of all situations.
Bravery and valor
you are a courageous person who does not shrink from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain. You speak up for what is right even if there is opposition. You act on your convictions.
I look forward to completing more of the tests so I can find areas in which to focus on improvement!