Here’s something interesting.
Positive Psychology gurus Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson, consulted works from Aristotle to Confucius, from the Upanishads to the Torah, from the Boy Scout Handbook to profiles of Pokémon characters and settled on 24 desirable character strengths common to all cultures and eras. ALL OF THEM! We’re talking global.
The list included some we think of as traditionally noble traits, like:
others that veer into the emotional realm, like:
- appreciation of beauty
and still others that are more concerned with day-to-day human interactions:
- social intelligence (the ability to recognize interpersonal dynamics and adapt quickly to different social situations)