Bravery As A Top Strength:

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.

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):

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

Exercises For Boosting Bravery:

Observe courageous people. If you can’t find an immediate example, think about brave people who once lived or observe courageous characters in movies and books. These observations often lead to feelings of inspiration and a sense that change is possible.

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.