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What strengths are linked to happiness in positive psychology?

Ronald Siegel
Psychology
In positive psychology, strengths are built-in capacities for certain thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Certain strengths have been found to be the most closely linked to happiness (feelings of contentment or joy; the overall experience of pleasure, well-being, and meaning in life). They are gratitude, hope, vitality, curiosity, and love. These strengths are so important that they're worth cultivating and applying in your daily life, whether or not they come naturally to you.

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