24 Strengths Test
The work of Dr. Christopher Peterson and Dr. Martin Seligman postulates that there is a common matrix of 24 personality strengths that make up what’s best about our personalities. We all possess the 24 strengths to a different degree, meaning that each person has a truly unique strengths signature. Indeed, the strengths tie back into broader virtue categories, which in turn are universal across cultures and nations.
Similar to the theory of Multiple Intelligences, the theory of the 24 Strengths enjoys considerable popularity in coaching and corporate psychology, as well as among educators, with teachers using it in the classroom to help students discover their path in life.
How do you score on the 24 Strengths Test? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.
Question 1 of 72
I do not have a particular calling in life.
The IDRlabs 24 Strengths Test (IDR-24ST) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-24ST is inspired by the work of Dr. Christopher Peterson, Ph.D. and Dr. Martin Seligman, Ph.D. The IDR-24ST is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of positive psychology, personality psychology, or any affiliated research institutions.
People who score high in creativity think of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and to do things. They may excel in artistic activities, but creativity is not limited to that. They have wisdom and knowledge for utilizing their imagination and original ideas.
Individuals who score high in curiosity tend to take an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake. They find a large number of topics and subjects fascinating, and they enjoy activities that provide avenues for explorations and discoveries.
People who score high in judgment exercise prudence in regard to their important decisions. They think things through and examine situations from all sides, as they dislike jumping to conclusions. They tend to change their minds in light of evidence, weighing the pros and cons fairly.
Love of Learning
Individuals who score high in this strength enjoy mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge. Love of learning is related to curiosity, but goes beyond it as it also describes the tendency to add systematically to what one knows, be it formally or informally.
People who score high in perspective are able to provide wise counsel to others; they have ways of looking at the world that make deep sense to themselves as well as to others. This is related to the strength of judgment; however, perspective focuses on having particular and various attitudes toward different kinds of situations.
Individuals who score high in this dimension tend to not shrink from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain. They speak up for what’s right even if there’s opposition, and they tend to act on their convictions even if they are unpopular. For instance, they speak up in protest when they hear someone say mean things. This strength includes physical bravery but is not limited to it.
People who score high in perseverance finish what they start despite obstacles. They take pleasure in completing tasks and seldom quit a task before it is done. With their persistence, they are motivated to be productive and get things done.
People who score high in this dimension tend to speak the truth and keep their promises. They usually present themselves in a genuine way and act with sincerity. Being without pretense, they take responsibility for their feelings and actions.
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