Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence falls under the virtue category of Transcendence. Transcendence describes strengths that provide a broad sense of connection to something higher in meaning and purpose than ourselves.
There are three types of goodness for which individuals high in Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence are responsive to:
Physical beauty. This may be visual, auditory, tactile, or abstract. This type of goodness produces awe and wonder in the individual experiencing it.
Skill or talent (excellence). This is often energizing, and makes the individual want to pursue their own goals. It produces admiration.
Virtue or moral goodness (moral beauty). Virtual goodness makes the individual want to be better, more loving, and produces feelings of elevation.