Six Word Strength Memoirs

As part of Whitfield’s Habits of Heart and Mind program our students recently completed the VIA Institute on Character’s “Youth Strengths Survey.” Based on twenty-four strengths (Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence, Bravery, Creativity, Curiosity, Fairness, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Humor, Judgment, Kindness, Leadership, Love, Love of Learning, Perseverance, Perspective, Prudence, Self-regulation, Social Intelligence, Spirituality, Teamwork, and Zest), the survey helped the students identify their own, unique strength profiles.

Keeping these self-identified strengths in mind, students wrote the following Six Word Memoirs about one of their strengths.

I laugh like no one’s watching.          – Holly B.

Kind. Helpful. Leader. Listener. I’m me.           – Sam C.

People can’t change me into anything.         – Ryan D.

I am always giving second chances.          – Tatiana E.

I value close relations with others.          – Jon G.

I like being equal. Honest too.           – Marley H.

Art and music- life is beautiful.         – Casey H.

Spiritual human that knows God’s expectations.          – Ariel J.

Let me be your creative outlet.          – Patrick L.

I don’t dream. I just do.          – Lily P.

Constantly smiling from the outside in.          – Maria P.

Creativity is totally my middle name.          – Maddy P.

I love beauty and powerful music.         – Ray R.

Forgiving those that did you wrong.          – Mick S.

Fears: math homework, hospitals, hippos, shutout.          – Emma T.



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