They say first impressions count, but when you first introduce yourself to someone the only thing you give is your name and a nice greeting.
You know that you are much more than just your name, but how do you show and act your qualities without actually having to list them?
The most important thing is for you to first know them yourself. Did you know that there is a set of 24 characteristics that Positive Psychologists have defined? I bet you didn’t, so let me ask you: Do you play an instrument? Do you volunteer? Are you learning a language just for fun? Are you a keen athlete? Answers to those questions say a lot about who you really are – it tells about your character and what really what makes you, you!
Character in action
Whether you have a passion for learning, you love bringing smiles to others, are a dedicated amateur photographer, or love contributing to a group effort in volunteer life, think about how those strengths can be used even more when you are together with friends, family, at work or as a volunteer.
For example, turning those dreaded, boring staff meetings into a more positive experience is easily done by using your character traits to understand the motives and feelings of colleagues, and why they act the way they do.
Doing what you love to do involves character. By utilizing and stretching those character strengths to other areas in your life, you create the key to a happier and more fulfilling life, and that’s how you exude positivity and character trait without telling people, but you will feel the positive benefits.
What are your character strengths?
These 24 different characteristics all act as positive engines in the human mind and show a personal attitude towards life.
The Character On Purpose wellbeing seminar in Bodytree is all about character strengths. You will get to know yourself better by doing your own personal strength test. Knowing which strengths come most natural to you is step number one for applying them in other settings in life. Furthermore, with this new knowledge, you will be able to do strength spotting – recognizing strengths in other people, hence telling why you think and act in different ways.
The seminar will be a true eye-opener, and it will give you the key to create a life that is much more enjoyable.
Positive Psychologist and Happiness expert Pernille Kløeverpris
Character On Purpose | Saturday 12th October | 4pm – 6pm | 225AED