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NPE Fifth Grade Character strengths
Why bother with strengths? Provides a way for us to think about what is good in other people and in ourselves Science/research shows that recognizing and using our strengths has many benefits, including increased happiness and health Creativity…decision making Forgiveness…less likely to be anxious and depressed Hope…positive social relationships with others
The 23 World-wide Character Strengths
What word(s) would you use the describe the feeling you have when you look at the picture below?
Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence You notice and enjoy beauty in many places (nature, art, music, etc.). You notice and enjoy watching people who are talented or very skilled at what they do.
AUTHENTICITY You speak the truth. You allow others to see the “real you”. You are true to yourself. You take responsibility for what you do and say.
The protestor in this picture is demonstrating a great deal of ______.
Bravery You do not avoid challenges or difficult situations. You speak up for what you think is right, even if others disagree with you.
Look at this picture. What do you see?
What do you see now? What word(s) would you use to describe the artist who painted this picture?
CREATIVITY You think of new and original ways of doing things.
Both the polar bear and the little girl appear to be _____ about each other.
CURIOSITY You are interested in many things. You like to explore and discover new things.
What trait are you using when you give all people an equal chance?
FAIRNESS You give everyone a fair chance. You treat others in a fair and just way.
The man in this photo appears to be asking for the woman’s _____.
Forgiveness/Mercy You forgive those who have done wrong. You give people a second chance. You do not seek revenge against those who have wronged you.
The woman in this picture is expressing _______.
Gratitude You notice and appreciate the good things that happen. You take the time to express thanks to those you who do nice things for you.
HOPE You expect good things to happen in the future. You work to make good things happen.
HUMOR You like to laugh and make jokes. You like to bring a smile to people’s faces. You see humor in many situations.
The person holding the cup is performing an act of _____.
Kindness You enjoy doing favors and helping others. You enjoy taking care of other people.
The goldfish seem to respect the green fish’s _____ skills.
Leadership You like to work with others and help them to get things done. You like to organize group activities and see that they happen.
Although we can’t know for sure what animals think or feel, it appears that this cat and deer are expressing what emotion?
Love You like being close to other people. You like to give love to others. You like receiving love from others.
What trait is being shown by the girl in the picture below?
Love of Learning You enjoy learning new information. You enjoy learning how to do things.
In some cultures and religions, washing another person’s feet is a sign of _______.
modesty/humility You do not like to draw attention to yourself. You let your accomplishments speak for themselves (rather than pointing them out). You do not view yourself as better than others.
Open-Mindedness You like to think things through before making a decision. You look at all “sides” of a situation. You are able to change your mind (if there is a good reason to do so). You listen to other people’s ideas.
If you want to be successful and accomplish your goals, you need to stay on track and not be distracted. Can you think of a name(s) for this trait?
PERSISTENCE You finish what you start. You find ways to overcome obstacles. You enjoy completing tasks.
The person who is looking into the reflecting ball is getting a new _____ on himself and his surroundings.
PERSPECTIVE You are able to give other people good advice. You are able to see the “big picture”.
The sign below tells drivers to use _____ as they travel the road ahead.
Prudence You are careful in making decisions. You avoid taking unnecessary risks. You avoid doing or saying things that you later regret.
Choosing to eat the apple, instead of the chocolate cake, will require a lot of _____.
Self-Regulation You avoid “overdoing” things (losing your temper, eating too much, etc.). You are able to keep things balanced in your life.
Social Intelligence You know what to do to get along with different groups of people. You know what makes other people “tick”; you know why they do what they do. You are aware of other people’s thoughts and feelings.
What word would you use the describe the strategy that the ants are using in this picture?
TEAMWORK You work well as a member of a group or team. You always do your share of the work in a team or group. You are loyal to the groups or teams to which you belong.
What word(s) would you use to describe the feeling you get when you look at this picture?
ZEST You do what you do with energy and excitement. You view life as an adventure.