Are you curious what a bunch of scientists think your strongest characteristics are?
J-Fav pointed me to a series of questionnaires developed by UPenn researchers of "authentic happiness."
One asks you a series of questions - okay, a whole lot of questions, 240 of them - analyzes them and provides you with its impression of your top five "signature strengths" out of a collection of 25. You can also click a button to see their ranking. For instance, it confirmed my suspicion that I really do hold grudges and therefore have a low ranking of Forgiveness and Mercy. (Yes, we Italians don't do favors, we accumulate debts!)
Conversely, although computerized questionnaires don't really impact my self-image, it was nice to see that it picked up on my love of learning, the extent to which I enjoy thinking of new ways to do things, and my omnipresent "caution, prudence, and discretion," a trait which J-Fav rightfully teases me about.
It's fun, try it before the whole web bogs it down.
- Log in & register (Free, quick, blah blah)
- Choose "VIA Signature Strengths."
Would you mind leaving a comment if you try it out?