Happiness is…managing weaknesses and putting strengths to work

Happiness is…managing weaknesses and putting strengths to work

Putting your strengths to work by Jeremy McCarthy for Positive Psychology News Daily

OK, so you_ã_ve taken the VIA Survey to determine your character strengths. And after reading one (or several) of Tom Rath_ã_s books on strengths and leadership, you_ã_ve taken the Strengthsfinder 2.0 test to get another perspective on what your strengths are. You_ã_ve even done the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to find out your personality type.

You are finally ready to use this new-found self-knowledge to turn your job into your calling.  But you may still be scratching your head and wondering, how do I do it?

Now What?

This is precisely the question that Marcus Buckingham answers in his book, Go Put Your Strengths to Work.  According to Buckingham, the tests described above give you valuable information, but they don_ã_t really tell you everything you need to know to start applying your strengths in your every day life.  In fact, he argues that the tests above don_ã_t really tell you your strengths at all; they tell you your talents

…keep reading to find out how positive psychology can help you find happiness by focusing on using your strengths (while not ignoring your weaknesses).