Which Character Strengths are Most Predictive of Well-Being? is an article in today’s Scientific American, and is written by Scott Barry Kaufman.

He does a pretty interesting, and what appears to be an apparently thorough, analysis of a number of studies. He comes to this conclusion:


He does add an asterisk, though:

Note that love, honesty, and humor were very close to being statistically significant independent positive predictors of well-being.

He also shares a link to something called The Character Strengths Survey that you can take.

I’m adding this post to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources.