• According to a British study, only about one-third of people have a useful understanding of their strengths.
• If something comes easily, you may take it for granted and not identify it as a strength.
• If you are not sure, ask someone you respect who knows you well, by noticing what people compliment you on, and by thinking about what comes most easily to you.
• Strengths most closely linked to happiness are gratitude, hope, vitality, curiosity and love.
• Strengths are so important that they are worth cultivating and applying in your daily life, even if they don’t come naturally to you.