If Bravery is your top strength, you are a courageous person who does not shrink from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain. You speak up for what is right even if there is opposition. You act on your convictions.

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Virtue Category

Bravery falls under the virtue category of Courage. Courage describes strengths that deal with overcoming fear. These strengths can manifest themselves inwardly or outwardly as they are composed of cognitions, emotions, motivations and decisions.

Key Concepts

There are three types of bravery (an individual may possess one of these or a combination):

  • Physical bravery (e.g., firefighters, police officers, soldiers)
  • Psychological bravery (e.g., facing painful aspects of oneself)
  • Moral bravery (e.g., speaking up for what's right, even if it's an unfavorable opinion to a group)

    Building Bravery

    Bravery In Action

    Your Bravery Motto

    Face what you are afraid of.

    Exercises for Boosting Bravery

    • Identify an area in which you generally shy away from confrontations.  Practice the phrases, the tones, and the mannerisms that will enable you to effectively confront the situation next time.
    • Don’t be afraid to befriend someone who is different but positive.

    Examples of Bravery


    • Hotel Rwanda
    • Batman Begins
    • High Noon
    • Schindler's List
    • United 93
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    • Get Up, Stand Up – Bob Marley
    • Stand Up and Be Strong – Keb Mo
    • I Can – Nas
    • My Way – Frank Sinatra
    • Livin for the City – Stevie Wonder
    • I Am Woman – Helen Reddy
    • For What It's Worth – Buffalo Springfield

    Where Does Bravery Fall In Your Strengths Profile?

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