Most people think that strengths are those skills or talents at which we excel. This is the commonsense view of strengths and the way most people use the term in the English language, to mean “The things we do well.” Some psychologists, however, add another dimension to strengths: they are not just the behaviors at which we excel but also those that energize us. When we work in our areas of strength we tend to feel enthusiastic and aroused. This energy helps us to distinguish between strengths and learned behaviors, those things we may do well but which do not come naturally and which tire us out by the end of the day. Understanding strengths are relevant to human flourishing. This article will help you learn more about strengths-based coaching.
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