Everyone has strengths. By reminding yourself of your strengths, you can make better use of your skills. So here's how to think more about your strengths.
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What are you especially good at? It doesn’t have to be anything big. For example, some people are really good at cooking. Other people are really good at listening. Others are really good at reading. What are you good at?
Activity: Identifying Personal Strengths
In this activity, write a list of your strengths. Spend 5 minutes trying to list as many strengths as you can.
What are your strengths?
Thank you to everyone who submitted your responses to this activity! We can now share some insights from our community.
In the Berkeley Well-Being Institute community, people have all sorts of strengths. Some of you are creative with skills in drawing, art, and cooking. Some of you are good parents. Others do great work. The point is, you all have strengths.
Our community also made a great effort to think about how to use these strengths.
Here are some interesting examples:
Keep up the good work!
About Dr. Tchiki Davis
Dr. Davis is founder of The Berkeley Well-Being Institute. After getting her PhD in psychology at Berkeley, she started creating online content & programs to boost well-being—some of these have reached more than a million people. As author of Outsmart Your Smartphone, and contributor to Psychology Today, The Greater Good Science Center, and Shine Text, Dr. Davis aims to share her insights on happiness & health with people all across the world. Learn more about Dr. Davis.