My character traits in a nutshell with commentary by yours truly

So I took a personality trait test…yup havent done one of these in a while. Turns out it differs from the normal Myers Briggs test !
My top 5 were interesting to see! Interested in taking it yourself? WHY NOT! Here is the link to see what your top 5 are or 24…whatever you prefer!
http://www.viacharacter.org/Survey/Account/Register
I found it interesting that my number one was Gratitude….I mean dont get me wrong I AM but its nice to know that it can show through this test!
Your 24 Character Strengths In Order
1.
Gratitude
You are aware of the good things that happen to you, and you never take them for granted. Your friends and family members know that you are a grateful person because you always take the time to express your thanks.
God has truly blessed my life, and I thank him EVERY SINGLE DAY for everything that I have. I remember a speaker at APU who had said in one of his or her speaches ,” You cant sleep? Rather than counting sheep, count your blessings” Believe it or not it works. I manage to thank God every night for my husband, for my life, for blessing me with amazing friends, family, job….snoooozzzeeee *you catch my drift*

2.
Perseverance
You work hard to finish what you start. No matter the project, you “get it out the door” in timely fashion. You do not get distracted when you work, and you take satisfaction in completing tasks.
I owe it to God for being able to persevere through everything that has come my way. He gives me what I can handle and I thank him for all that has happened, the good and the bad, because without everything I have gone through I wouldnt be who I am today.

3.
Spirituality
You have strong and coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe. You know where you fit in the larger scheme. Your beliefs shape your actions and are a source of comfort to you.
Its crazy how my first three are related to God in someway (or I can personally thank him and my Christian College oh and dont forget my amazing church!!! CCCLA all the way! tee hee ) No but seriously, I have come to the realization that I am more with my Faith than I thought I was, and its a relief to know that.
4.
Zest
Regardless of what you do, you approach it with excitement and energy. You never do anything halfway or halfheartedly. For you, life is an adventure.
Side note, I was reading these out loud for my husband to hear and when I came to ZEST he was like “ZEST? How the heck is that a personality trait?!” So I read the description and then he said “ZEST…hehe…you’re a taco…a zesty taco”
5.
Curiosity
You are curious about everything. You are always asking questions, and you find all subjects and topics fascinating. You like exploration and discovery.
Curiosity killed the cat…well then it killed me nine times over…. I am a curious person, I mean honestly I can go to new places alone and not feel weird about it…why? because I heard they had great desserts, or because I wanted to see how amazingly beautiful it looked….its just one of those things that I cant help but be…

6.
Humor
You like to laugh and tease. Bringing smiles to other people is important to you. You try to see the light side of all situations.
I liked the fact this was in my top ten! I like to know that I can be funny for people even if it is a bit brash or its just me speaking my mind….

7.Appreciation Of Beauty & Excellence
You notice and appreciate beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in all domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience.
I think all creative minds can appreciate beauty….but for my husband he wonders why I like to roll my window down and smell the air off of the highway… (it smells like my childhood! Chamomille!)

8.Honesty
You are an honest person, not only by speaking the truth but by living your life in a genuine and authentic way. You are down to earth and without pretense; you are a “real” person.

I believe this should have be HIGHER on the list…seriously I tell it like it is…but at least its on my top ten lol.

9.Hope
You expect the best in the future, and you work to achieve it. You believe that the future is something that you can control.

We as human beings should all have hope, whether its in something in particular or for change….hope is what makes us human

10.Kindness
You are kind and generous to others, and you are never too busy to do a favor. You enjoy doing good deeds for others, even if you do not know them well.

11.Social Intelligence
You are aware of the motives and feelings of other people. You know what to do to fit in to different social situations, and you know what to do to put others at ease.

12.Bravery
You are a courageous person who does not shrink from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain. You speak up for what is right even if there is opposition. You act on your convictions.

You bet I AM BRAVE! Maybe I just dont take poop from anyone !

13.Judgment
Thinking things through and examining them from all sides are important aspects of who you are. You do not jump to conclusions, and you rely only on solid evidence to make your decisions. You are able to change your mind.

14.Love Of Learning
You love learning new things, whether in a class or on your own. You have always loved school, reading, and museums-anywhere and everywhere there is an opportunity to learn.

15.Perspective
Although you may not think of yourself as wise, your friends hold this view of you. They value your perspective on matters and turn to you for advice. You have a way of looking at the world that makes sense to others and to yourself.

16.Love
You value close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated. The people to whom you feel most close are the same people who feel most close to you.
Is it SAD to see that Love of Learning is BEFORE LOVE….yeah well for those of you who know me….my love life was a roller coaster to begin with…so this is understandable.

17.Creativity
Thinking of new ways to do things is a crucial part of who you are. You are never content with doing something the conventional way if a better way is possible.

18.Leadership
You excel at the tasks of leadership: encouraging a group to get things done and preserving harmony within the group by making everyone feel included. You do a good job organizing activities and seeing that they happen.

19.Prudence
You are a careful person, and your choices are consistently prudent ones. You do not say or do things that you might later regret.

20.Self-Regulation
You self-consciously regulate what you feel and what you do. You are a disciplined person. You are in control of your appetites and your emotions, not vice versa.

21.Fairness
Treating all people fairly is one of your abiding principles. You do not let your personal feelings bias your decisions about other people. You give everyone a chance.

22.Teamwork
You excel as a member of a group. You are a loyal and dedicated teammate, you always do your share, and you work hard for the success of your group.

23.Forgiveness
You forgive those who have done you wrong. You always give people a second chance. Your guiding principle is mercy and not revenge.

24.Humility
You do not seek the spotlight, preferring to let your accomplishments speak for themselves. You do not regard yourself as special, and others recognize and value your modesty.

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