If our character is malleable, how can we strengthen our more desirable
traits and nonetheless identify value in those which we underuse? The concept
of noble character is
universal and discernable throughout history, across cultures, and individuals.
In any given situation and context, six broad virtues including wisdom, courage,
humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence underlie our behaviour and are defined by strengths of
character strengths (e.g., curiosity, bravery, social intelligence, leadership,
self-regulation, or humour) can indeed be underused, overused, or purposefully
capitalised on to promote social, emotional, and psychological wellbeing. In
this interactive and experiential seminar, we will use the lens of positive
psychology to explore empirically validated tests, research, and research-based
practical interventions designed to help one understand, develop, and regulate
the use of one’s unique constellation of character strengths as a pathway to promoting
key components of wellbeing in oneself and others.