Core Character Strengths and Your Reality

Character Strengths

Challenging the conventional belief that people are stuck with the character attributes they are born with, The Science of Character reveals how it is possible for anyone to build up their core character strengths and use them to achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success and happiness.

The scientific research behind this film confirms the positive power of perception. It shows that if we focus on the strengths we have, along with developing specific strengths we may not have; it has a lasting effect on our happiness and sense of well-being.

Science, character strengths, and you!

It is my pleasure to invite you to enjoy a wonderful video presentation by my friend and colleague, award-winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain.  Tiffany’s new video is called The Science of Character and I know you are going to love it.

This powerful 8 minute film explores the neuroscience and social science behind character development and our ability to shape who we are. In other words, this film explores a positive, proactive way to start recreating your reality.

Watch The Science of Character

Explore the 24 character strengths

If you would like to take a closer look at the 24 character strengths mentioned in the video, here’s a link to the Periodic Table of Character Strengths. This is an interactive chart and clicking on any individual strength will take you to definitions and more info about each of them.

You will also find a list of films, books, websites, apps, and games to help develop each of these powerful character strengths.  This is an amazing resource and I am extremely pleased to share it with you.

Tiffany Shlain is an American filmmaker, author, and public speaker. She is the founder of the Webby Awards and the co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. If you would like to watch more short films by Tiffany, visit here on YouTube.

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Did it help you identify your own character strengths?
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  1. Neil Azavedo March 19, 2014 Reply

    It finally comes down to conscious living ” where attention goes, energy flows and things grow”. Bringing consciousness to our day to day living is the key and the starting point to any positive change in life. Loved the powerful 8 minute film. Thank you.

    • Jonathan March 24, 2014 Reply

      Thanks Neil, when we live consciously and work to strengthen our positive character traits it really does enhance our ability to make positive changes in every aspect of our life.

  2. Alan March 20, 2014 Reply

    Absolutely GREAT message!! Thank you for sharing

    • Jonathan March 24, 2014 Reply

      So glad you liked it Alan, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  3. Nancy March 20, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for your beautiful contribution to a much needed awareness to an old belief system. You have brought significant light into our evolving world! Congratulations on sharing your passion & purpose. Your amazing GIFT is profound sweet soul…Muchos Gratias

    In Unconditional Love

    • Jonathan March 24, 2014 Reply

      Hi Nancy and thanks so much for your positive feedback and kind words. Very appreciated.

  4. Sara March 20, 2014 Reply

    Outstanding video that leads us to be more aware of what life really has to offers. This video allows us to discover our talents and accept ourselves for what we are. Thank you for sharing it with the world. I really enjoyed watching it and I am grateful. Thank you again

    • Jonathan March 24, 2014 Reply

      Hi Sara, I also appreciated it for the same reasons and it is my pleasure to share it with eveyone. Thanks!

  5. Lily March 21, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing. I watch the video and found it inspiring. I will be listing my five characteristics that I wish to focus on and develop every day.

    • Jonathan March 24, 2014 Reply

      Hi Lily, that’s a great plan. I hope that taking action on this will bring you many positive results.

  6. lynne April 14, 2014 Reply

    Hi, a very positive post, I really enjoyed the video and it made me realized that there are so many opportunities life can offer, if we only try to broaden our perspective in finding ourselves. Really great. Thanks for sharing.

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