Such a Prude(nt)

To my surprise, my VIA Character Strengths were about the same today as they were four years ago! Both times “Prudence” was number one.

Top 5 VIA Strengths (2019)

  1. Prudence
  2. Love of Learning
  3. Judgement
  4. Curiosity
  5. Self-Regulation

Top 5 VIA Strengths (2015)

  1. Prudence
  2. Judgement
  3. Honesty
  4. Love of Learning
  5. Fairness

I suppose this is another testament to the solidness of this test. I doubt my answers were exactly the same for all 120 questions both times, yet my predominant traits, or strengths, stayed consistent.

Prudence seems to be the most boring trait ever! Yet, it is so true for me. I have always been very cautious to the point of anxiety and burn out. I wondered what I can do with prudence, but I don’t know if that’s the right question. My cautiousness has kept me out of lot of iffy situations, and when I’m not so cautious, I get so frustrated with myself, especially if the outcome is not so great. To not exercise that prudence is going against myself in a sense, and this test helped me to see that point clearly.

 

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