character strength: conversations

10 conversation starters for the dinner table, the walk to school, or that boring car journey.

Fun questions to promote the key life skills of creativity, imagination and higher order thinking.

1. your favourite

Which is your favourite CHARACTER STRENGTH?

Why is it your favourite?

2.  you wish

Which CHARACTER STRENGTH do you wish was higher up your report?

Why do you wish this was higher?

3. least favourite

Which is your least favourite CHARACTER STRENGTH?

Why is it your least favourite?

4. which strengths?

Think of a famous world leader, e.g. Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May or Justin Trudeau- name 3 CHARACTER STRENGTHS you think they need to be strong in to be leader of a country.

Give your reasons for choosing each STRENGTH.

5. round the table

Start with one person and look at their STRENGTHS REPORT. Now take it in turns to tell them which is your favourite STRENGTH of theirs and why you think that they embody that STRENGTH. 

The next person must choose a different STRENGTH.

6. animals

Do animals have CHARACTER STRENGTHS?

Back your answer up- why do you think what you think?

7. new ways

Take ONE of the 24 CHARACTER STRENGTHS and between you see if you can come up with 10 ways that you can use it.

8. develop

Do you think that its better to work on and develop your top STRENGTHS or your lower STRENGTHS.

Explain your answer.

9. which is better?

Let's imagine that you had to organise an expedition to MOUNT EVEREST so that you and your family could climb it. Which of the below CHARACTER STRENGTHS skill sets would you choose. Explain why you chose your answer.

  • 1
    BRAVERY, TEAMWORK, ZEST.
  • 2
    LEADERSHIP, HOPE, PERSEVERANCE. 

10. good or bad?‚Äč

How would you answer the following questions?

  • 1
    Are CHARACTER STRENGTHS only good do you think?
  • 2
    Can you think of a situation where one of the 24 STRENGTHS could be used to do something bad?
  • 3
    Do you think Hitler had any CHARACTER STRENGTHS? If so, which ones?