Fairness As A Top Strength:

If Fairness is your top strength, treating people fairly is one of your abiding principles. You do not let your personal feelings bias your decisions about other people. You give everyone a chance.

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Virtue Category:

Fairness falls under the virtue category of Justice. Justice describes strengths that make life fair. They are broadly interpersonal and describe the best interaction between the individual and a group or community.

Key Concepts:

Fairness is a cognitive judgment capacity that involves reasoning and making judgments. It involves 2 types of reasoning:

1. Justice reasoning which emphasizes logic and weighing principles to determine moral rights and responsibilities

2. Care reasoning which includes empathy and compassion; the ability to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes.


Exercises For Boosting Fairness:

Self-monitor to see whether you think about or treat people of other ethnicities and cultures stereotypically.

The next time you make a mistake, self-monitor to see whether you admit it.

Watch a film or a documentary which exemplifies fairness, social justice, and equity. (ex: 12 Angry Men)