To help participants further explore their personal strengths and other resources and competencies by identifying strengths in themselves and in other, based on their real-life experiences and situations.

Gaining insight into and knowledge about one’s strengths and resources enhances the possibility of reinforcing these. Knowledge and awareness of ones strengths are both motivating and useful when trying to create lasting improvements in life.

To help participants identify and explore their personal Character Strengths.

Gaining insight into and knowledge about one’s character strengths enhances the possibility of reinforcing these. Knowledge and awareness of personal Character Strengths is both motivating and useful when trying to create lasting improvements in life.

An additional assessment of one’s Character Strengths can be used for comparing and reflecting upon the results from the Solitaire exercise. This can strengthen a positive narrative and outlook on the opportunities in life.

To help the participants become aware of which strengths they master, by becoming aware of previous success stories from their life. Using storytelling as a way to let the participants discover and experience self-efficacy will enforce each participant’s belief in their ability to succeed in future endeavours or changes. Believing in oneself and in one’s ability to succeed is a strong motivation when trying to create desired changes in one’s life.

Keep in mind: In this activity, we look at the broader concept of strengths and refer to strengths as personal skills, abilities, and strengths in general, and not limited by the strengths defined by Peterson and Seligman.

To help participants identify and explore their personal Character Strengths and resources.

Gaining insight and knowledge about one’s Character Strengths and resources enhances the possibility to reinforce these. Vocabulary and knowledge of personal Character Strengths are both motivating and useful when trying to create lasting improvements in life.

To motivate the participants to reflect upon their present situation, upon various areas of life and to what extent they are satisfied with each of these areas.

Based on these reflections, the participants should prioritise one or two areas in their life to work on and improve by identifying and understanding the driving force of their values and motivations, setting specific goals and focus points for their future lives.

A clear view of which areas in life are in need of attention and change makes the accomplishment of the change wanted and seeking it, more accessible.

To determine what’s significant in the life of the participants. To motivate the participants, explore and identify their values in order to create awareness of what drives and matters most to each participant when setting a goal.