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April’s Character Strength of the Month: Hope

Each month, Mayerson Academy explores a different character strength. April’s focus is on hope.

VIA says that “If Hope is your top strength you expect the best in the future, and you work to achieve it. You believe that the future is something that you can control. 

Hope falls under the virtue category of Transcendence. Transcendence describes strengths that provide a broad sense of connection to something higher in meaning and purpose than ourselves. 

Optimism is closely linked with having a particular explanatory style (how we explain the causes of bad events). People using an optimistic explanatory style interpret events as external, unstable and specific. Those using a pessimistic explanatory style interpret events as internal, stable and global.”

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