Signs of a Person with a Strengths-focused Identity

SIGNS OF A PERSON WITH A STRENGTHS-FOCUSED IDENTITY

(This list of Signs does not come from scientific empirical studies, but from Jerald Forster’s clinical observations and his interpretation of literature on self-identity.)

Is self-accepting, and comfortable with who they are;

Is self-confident and assumes they are doing the best they can do most of the time;

Is resilient after experiencing unexpected disappointments and negative experiences;

Seldom feels defensive and hurt by criticisms;

Balanced in Emotional vs Rational dimensions;

Is not overly reactive to others’ judgments;

Usually has a sense of equanimity and calmness;

Is aware of what they can change, and what they cannot change;

Appreciates diversity and multiple perspectives;

Seldom critical nor dismissive of people they meet;

Doesn’t feel need to win, or to be right in a disagreement;

Comfortable with ambiguity and impermanence;

Generally optimistic, grateful, positive in perspective;

Not prone to feeling guilty;

Has excellent emotional and mental health;