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Strengths List

When a person recognizes and uses their strengths, they tend to be happier and have higher self-esteem. For those who struggle to recognize their strengths, strength-spotting can be an effective treatment technique. Helping clients learn to recognize and use the strengths they already have can lead to improved wellbeing.

With the Strengths List handout, you’re getting exactly what you’d expect: A list of strengths. This resource can be used as a quick reference, a tool to be paired with other worksheets, or an activity on its own (“circle your strengths”). This handout was designed to be flexible enough to fit with whatever intervention you throw at it.

If you’d like to learn more about strength-spotting and strengths-based therapy, or get more resources related to the topic, check out our guide:

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1. Park, N., & Peterson, C. (2009). Character strengths: Research and practice. Journal of College and Character, 10(4).

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