If Perspective is your top strength, you have a way of looking at the world that makes sense to others and to yourself. Although you may not think of yourself as wise, your friends hold this view of you. They value your perspective on matters and turn to you for advice.

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Virtue Category

Perspective falls in the virtue category of Wisdom. Wisdom deals with strengths that involve the way we acquire and use knowledge.

Key Concepts

Perspective is distinct from intelligence but represents a high level of knowledge, the capacity to give advice and to recognize and weight multiple sides before making decisions. It allows the individual to address important questions about the conduct and meaning of life.

The Power of A New Perspective

Perspective In Action

Perspective Motto

Offer good advice.

Exercises for Boosting Perspective

  • For your next interaction, first focus on listening carefully and then focus on sharing your ideas and thoughts.
  • Read quotes on wisdom, find one that resonates and then re-write it to make it your own and put it to memory.Try to think about ways that you can live more true to that quote.
  • Find someone wise (alive or someone who has passed on), read or watch a film on their life, and identify how their life can guide your decisions and actions.

Examples of Perspective


  • Life as a House
  • The King's Speech
  • Spring Forward
  • Antonia's Line
  • Star Wars
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  • Secret of Life - James Taylor
  • Father & Son - Cat Stevens
  • Forever Young - Bob Dylan
  • Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
  • Heart of the Matter - Don Henley
  • Rhymes & Reasons - John Denver
  • Old Before Your Time - Ray La Montagne

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