Let’s Play Strengths
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24 cards representing the 24 universal character strengths identified by research in positive psychology. A game to get to know one another by discovering one’s strengths, to grow oneself by developing them, to appreciate the strengths of others and to promote authentic and positive relationships.
Positive traits are at the heart of positive psychology, as are recognising and developing character strengths. Positive psychology is “the study of the conditions and processes that contribute to the flourishing or optimal functioning of people, groups, and institutions” (Gable & Haidt, 2005).
Knowing one’s strengths builds self-confidence because it contributes to developing a positive image of oneself. It also enables a better understanding of other people and the ability to view others from a strength’s perspective.
Strengths can be defined as characteristics that enable a person to be as successful and as happy as they can be (Wood et al., 2011). They can be both nurtured and practiced. Strengths are our natural way of functioning. When we use strengths, we are authentic (your true self), full of energy and we perform well.
This 24-card pack is based on the work of Seligman and Peterson, published in 2004, who developed a classification of 24 universal strengths that are recognised and valued “consistently throughout history and cultures”. They are grouped into 6 categories of strengths that have coherent underlying values; within the pack these are presented as 6 ‘families’.
All vocabulary has been simplified and is child friendly.