Self-Regard - Respecting oneself while understanding and accepting one’s strengths and weaknesses. Self-regard is often associated with feelings of inner strength and confidence.
Self-Actualization - The willingness to persistently try to improve oneself and engage in the pursuit of personally relevant and meaningful objectives that lead to a rich and enjoyable life.
Emotional Self-Awareness - Recognizing and understanding one’s own emotions. This includes the ability to differentiate between subtleties in one’s own emotions while understanding the cause of these emotions and the impact they have on the thoughts and actions of oneself and others.
Emotional Expression - Openly and effectively expressing one’s feelings verbally and non-verbally.
Assertiveness - Communicating feelings, beliefs and thoughts openly, and defending personal rights and values in a socially acceptable, non-offensive and non-destructive manner.
Independence - The ability to be self directed and free from emotional dependency on others. This includes being able to be autonomous in decision making, planning and completing tasks.
Interpersonal Relationships - The skill of developing and maintaining mutually satisfying relationships that are characterized by trust and compassion.
Empathy - Recognizing, understanding, and appreciating how other people feel. Empathy involves being able to articulate your understanding of another’s perspective and behaving in a way that respects others’ feelings.
Social Responsibility - Willingly contributing to society, to one’s social groups, and generally to the welfare of others. Social Responsibility involves acting responsibly, having social consciousness, and showing concern for the greater community.
Problem Solving - The ability to find solutions to problems in situations where emotions are involved. Problem solving includes the ability to understand how emotions impact decision making.
Reality Testing - The capacity to remain objective by seeing things as they really are. This capacity involves recognizing when emotions or personal bias can cause one to be less objective.
Impulse Control - The ability to resist or delay an impulse, drive or temptation to act. It also involves avoiding rash behaviors and decision making.
Flexibility - Adapting emotions, thoughts and behaviors to unfamiliar, unpredictable and dynamic circumstances or ideas.
Stress Tolerance - Coping with stressful or difficult situations and believing that one can manage or influence situations in a positive manner.
Optimism - An indicator of one’s positive attitude and outlook on life. It involves remaining hopeful and resilient, despite occasional setbacks.