Did you know that 2 out of 3 people have no idea what their personal strengths are? Top achievers, in contrast, fully recognise their talents and develop them into strengths on a regular basis.
If you were looking for a chance to make a giant leap in self-improvement, then I’ve got great news for you!
It just so happens that Warren Davies from Strengths Research is investigating the effect of personal strengths development on happiness, and is offering everyone a chance to participate in his research.
I think a chance to recognize my personal strengths and be able to benefit from them the most for the rest of my life is definitely worth an hour and a half of my time, so I’ll probably participate.
What is Strengths Research about?
The experiment involves identifying your personal strengths using an online questionnaire, and then using some of these strengths in new and different ways for one week, to see if this has any effect on how you feel. In previous studies, people became happier and less depressed when doing this, and I expect the same to happen here. You will be sent all the instructions and all the questionnaires you need by email, which you will complete and email back to me. Upon completion of the experiment, you will be entered into a prize draw to win Â£30.
What you are required to commit to?
1. Complete some questionnaires taking around 1 hour
2. Use your personal strengths in different ways over a period of 1 week (full instructions will be given for this)
3. Complete some questionnaires at the end of the 1 week period, taking around 20 minutes
4. Complete some follow up questionnaires in 1 month, taking 10-15 minutes
What you will gain from Strengths Research
1. You will be entered into a prize draw to win Â£30
2. Knowledge of your personal strengths
3. In previous experiments in this area, people were found to be happier, less depressed, and experience more positive emotions
If you are interested in taking part, contact Warren at [email protected] and he will send you the questionnaires and all the information you need to get started. For more information, check the strengthsresearch.co.uk website.