A List Of Character Strengths And Virtues

The positive-psychology list of character strengths and virtues can be summarized in six core categories:

  • Wisdom and Knowledge 
    • creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, love of learning, and perspective
  • Courage 
    • bravery, persistence, integrity, and vitality 
  • Humanity 
    • love, kindness, and social intelligence 
  • Justice 
    • citizenship, fairness, and leadership 
  • Temperance 
    • forgiveness and mercy, humility, prudence, and self-control
  • Transcendence 
    • appreciation of beauty and excellence, gratitude, hope, humor, and spirituality

( Peterson & Seligman, 2004, pp. 29–30)