"I give advice to others by considering different (and relevant) perspectives and using my own experiences and knowledge to clarify the big picture."
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What is Perspective?
Perspective means the ability to see the bigger picture in life. Perspective is about being able to see the forest as well as the trees, to avoid getting wrapped up in the small details when there are bigger issues to consider. While listening to others, perspective helps you to simultaneously think about life lessons, proper conduct, and what’s best for the situation being discussed. This ability to look at systems as a whole, or to think in big terms, helps you to offer good advice. 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.
Perspective is a strength within the virtue category of wisdom, one of six virtues that subcategorize the 24 strengths. Wisdom describes strengths that help you gather and use knowledge. The other strengths in Wisdom are creativity, curiosity, judgment, love of learning, and perspective.
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WHERE DOES PERSPECTIVE APPEAR IN YOUR CHARACTER STRENGTHS PROFILE?
Individuals with perspective are valued by others seeking counsel since those individuals help them see the big picture and alternative points of view. Perspective enables people to learn from mistakes and from the strengths of others. Learn how to activate this strength and all of your other strengths with your personalized Total 24 Report.