Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being? August 10, 2015 2:30pm by Barry Ritholtz Source: Scientific American Spread the wealth. twitter facebook linkedin What's been said: Discussions found on the web: pdzxc commented on Aug 10 Damn! I need to update my will! boveri commented on Aug 10 Surely a complete listing for most, but for a Christian centric life one of the five cardinal virtues would also be included – sacrifice. bkilzer commented on Aug 11 Always chuckle when a new list of Character “Strengths” like this comes out. Reminds me of “positive psychology.” The Eastern philosophers a few thousand years ago figured this out. There’s everything that’s “outside” you and then there’s “inside.” If you continue to pursue things outside to create well being/happiness, you may attain it temporarily, but since everything is always changing (re: the scratch on your new Porsche…damn), you’ll eventually be unhappy. But if you look inside and realize that what you really want is peace and happiness inside, you begin to stop and just breath and relax. The best western description of this approach is Michael Singer’s book, The Untethered Soul. It’s the No. 1 best seller on Amazon’s Cognitive Psychology list with over 2,300 reviews. Read this next.June 14, 2011 Bernanke giving advice on fiscal issues? SadAugust 14, 2014 10 Thursday AM ReadsMay 4, 2012 Happy 2nd Anniversary, Flash Crash of 2010 ! Posted Under Behavioral Finance/Psychology Data Analysis Previous Post Don’t Think of Rates As 'Going Higher', Think of Them As 'Getting Back to Normal' Next Post Will Donald Trump Crack-up the Republican/Tea Party Alliance?