Strengths I Access [1]

Congratulations!! Simply by exploring these ideas you show


  • Curiosity and interest in the world!
  • Love of Learning
  • Open-mindedness
  • Hope, optimism and future-mindedness
  • Honesty, authenticity and genuineness

For each question, further insights unfold so let’s go!

a)   I approach building a new garden

  1. with a plan
  2. with an overall idea
  3. I dive right in and start
  4. It just happens
Therefore, the Garden Style I prefer if I chose:
  1. order, form, the ‘thinking’ approach
  2. a general vision and the details unfold
  3. action
  4. the unfolding of the natural world
 The Character Strengths I Access if I chose:
  1. perspective, judgement, self-control, self-regulation
  2. creativity, ingenuity, originality
  3.  enthusiasm, energy, zest, zing
  4.  hope, optimism, faith

b) A garden is:

  1. a challenge to be overcome
  2. an opportunity
  3. something to be ‘perfected’
  4. a place I bring order out of chaos/disorder
Therefore, the Garden Style I prefer if I chose:
  1. setting goals which take an effort to achieve
  2. a creative approach rather than clear initial goals
  3. order, and I make goals to achieve this
  4. a different perspective on goals based on ‘what the situation currently presents’
 Character Strengths I access if I chose:
  1. bravery, valor                        –
  2. future-mindedness, creativity
  3. perseverance, critical thinking, judgement
  4. diligence, industry, sense of purpose, discretion


Aren’t gardens interesting – providing insights for our lives and character strengths we can call on in other areas of life.

Interested in more insight into the unique combination of innate strengths you could use in other areas of life too?  To explore further, click here.

If you would like a mentor on your exploration, Heather is there to walk with you as you unfold the AUTHENTIC YOU.