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What are strengths associated with wisdom in positive psychology?

Ronald Siegel
Psychology
In positive psychology, the virtue of wisdom is associated with intellectual strengths that help you gain and use information.

Strengths associated with wisdom include:
  • Creativity: Using the imagination to develop original ideas and objects. These may be in the artistic realm but can also involve inventive solutions to practical problems.
  • Curiosity: Being fascinated by and eager to learn about a wide variety of topics. Exploring and having new experiences.
  • Open-mindedness: Fairly examining issues from all sides without being influenced by preconceptions. Being willing to change your mind in light of new evidence.
  • Love of learning: Adding systematically to your knowledge and thereby mastering new skills and subjects.
  • Perspective: Being able to provide wise counsel to others. Possessing ways of looking at the world that make sense to yourself and others.

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