Here are my top 5 strengths according to the VIA website test.
1. Love of learning Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally; related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the tendency to add systematically to what one knows.
2. Honesty Speaking the truth but more broadly presenting oneself in a genuine way and acting in a sincere way; being without pretense; taking responsibility for one’s feelings and actions.
3. Curiosity Taking an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake; finding subjects and topics fascinating; exploring and discovering.
4 Creativity Thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things; includes artistic achievement but is not limited to it.
5 Zest Approaching life with excitement and energy; not doing things halfway or half heartedly; living life as an adventure; feeling alive and activated.
Finally I took the PERMA Profiler test and scored a 7.63 out of 10 for overall well-being. You can take The PERMA Profiler if you’re interested in seeing your overall well-being score, once you register for the Yale “Science of Well-being course.”
I hope to continue seeing life as positive despite what surrounds all of us at this time. Believe me, I have some sad moments just like everyone else.
My 94-years-old dad, who lives in Paris, passed away last night from cancer and I’m not able to fly over to be with my European family and friends.