Welcome to the world of Character strengths. In this series of Blogs we are looking at each of the 24 VIA Character strengths and how you might apply them to a healthy lifestyle. If you would like to lean more about Mindfulness and Character Strengths, or you are interested in having us run a Mindfulness and Character Strengths course at your workplace or club then check out our MBSP page here. If you would like to take the free VIA survey for yourself and see which Strengths are your Signature Strengths then click, HERE, or on the link to the VIA survey at the bottom of this page.
In this blog we are looking at the Character Strengths, Love and Humor.
“Love falls under the virtue category of Humanity. Humanity describes strengths that manifest in caring relationships with others. These strengths are interpersonal and are mostly relevant in one-on-one relationships.” The VIA Institute 
People high in the strength of love have a great capacity to give of themselves. When you need a friend they are there. They will offer help and empathy to those around them and seem to have a built in radar to know when they are needed. Often this love is expressed outwards but when it is channelled properly it can develop a very rounded character. My health and well-being tips for those strong in Love are…
“Humor involves the ability to make other people smile or laugh. It also means having a composed and cheerful view on adversity that allows an individual to see its light side and thereby sustain a good mood.“ The VIA Institute
Those strong in humor just love to have fun and to create it too. They will get over disappointment quickly and have a sunny, optimistic quality. They have the ability to be both self deprecating but also the ability to when things are not as serious as others might be taking them.