Presenting yourself in an authentic way.
Honesty is about acting and speaking in ways that reflect what you really think and feel. Honesty is important as it enables us to live by our personal values and not compromise who we are for the sake of others.
Honesty is about living with integrity and making decisions that are true to who you are.
Students with honesty might:
Teachers with honesty might:
"Integrity is doing the right thing. Even when no-one is watching."
Persisting towards goals despite challenges. Having grit.
Perseverance is about having the ability to stay focussed on a goal even when challenges come your way. When you persevere, you know that working hard matters and that life is not always smooth sailing. People who persevere achieve their goals and complete tasks.
Students with perseverance might:
Teachers with perseverance might:
Living life with enthusiasm, energy and anticipation.
Zestful people live life wholeheartedly. They approach tasks with enthusiasm and anticipation; and are vivacious and energetic. With zest, people enjoy things more and persevere to achieve challenging tasks.
It is rare for zestful people to do things half-heartedly- they are alive and activated. Zest is a character strength that is strongly correlated with life satisfaction and positivity. Zest is contagious and cultivates collaboration and positive relationships.
Students with zest might:
Teachers with zest might:
Not shirking from threat, challenge, difficulty or pain.
Bravery describes the willingness to rise up, speak up and confront difficult or threatening situations despite feeling vulnerability or fear. It is inevitable that we will feel some discomfort when moving out of our comfort zone. Bravery enables us to evaluate risks then trust the process and move forward anyway. When we are brave, we know we may fail or get hurt but that doesn't stop us showing up and facing adversity. Through bravery we learn and grow.
Students with bravery might:
Teachers with bravery might: