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What are strengths associated with courage in positive psychology?

Ronald Siegel
Psychology
In positive psychology, the virtue of courage is associated with strengths of will that help you accomplish goals in the face of fear and internal or external obstacles. Strengths associated with courage include:
  • Integrity: Speaking the truth, acting sincerely, and presenting yourself in an authentic way (without pretense). Taking responsibility for your feelings and actions.
  • Bravery: Speaking and acting for what you believe despite opposition. Not shrinking from challenges (physical or not), difficulties, threats, or pain.
  • Persistence: Finishing what you start even in the face of resistance. Displaying perseverance and industriousness.
  • Vitality: Entering life fully, wholeheartedly, with enthusiasm and energy.

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