Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence Definition: Noticing and appreciating beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in all domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience. Bravery Definition: Not shrinking from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain; speaking up for what is right even if there is opposition; acting on convictions even if unpopular; includes physical bravery but is not limited to it. Citizenship Definition: Working well as a member of a group or team; being loyal to the group; doing one’s share. Creativity Definition: Thinking of novel and productive ways to do things; includes artistic achievement but is not limited to it. Curiosity Definition: Taking an interest in all of ongoing experience; finding all subjects and topics fascinating; exploring and discovering. Fairness Definition: Treating all people the same according to notions of fairness and justice; not letting personal feelings bias decisions about others; giving everyone a fair chance. Forgiveness Definition: Forgiving those who have done wrong; giving people a second chance; not being vengeful. Gratitude Definition: Being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen; taking time to express thanks. Hope Definition: Expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it; believing that a good future is something that can be brought about. Humor Definition: Liking to laugh and tease; bringing smiles to other people; seeing the light side; making (not necessarily telling) jokes. Integrity Definition: Speaking the truth but more broadly presenting oneself in a genuine way; being without pretense; taking responsibility for one’s feelings and actions. Judgment Definition: Thinking things through and examining them from all sides; not jumping to conclusions; being able to change one’s mind in light of evidence; weighing all evidence fairly. Kindness Definition: Doing favors and good deeds for others; helping them; taking care of them. Leadership Definition: Encouraging a group of which one is a member to get things done and at the same time maintaining good relations within the group; organizing group activities and seeing that they happen. Love Definition: Valuing close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated; being close to people. Love of Learning Definition: Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally; obviously related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the tendency to add systematically to what one knows. Modesty and Humility Definition: Letting one’s accomplishments speak for themselves; not seeking the spotlight; not regarding oneself as more special than one is. Persistence Definition: Finishing what one starts; persisting in a course of action in spite of obstacles; “getting it out the door”; taking pleasure in completing tasks. Perspective Definition: Being able to provide wise counsel to others; having ways of looking at the world that make sense to oneself and to other people. Prudence Definition: Being careful about one’s choices; not taking undue risks; not saying or doing things that might later be regretted. Self-Regulation Definition: Regulating what one feels and does; being disciplined; controlling one’s appetites and emotions. Social Intelligence Definition: Being aware of the motives and feelings of other people and oneself; knowing what to do to fit in to different social situations; knowing what makes other people tick. Spirituality Definition: Having coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe; knowing where one fits within the larger scheme; having beliefs about the meaning of life that shape conduct and provide comfort. Zest Definition: Approaching life with excitement and energy; not doing things halfway or half-heartedly; living life as an adventure; feeling alive and activated.