Explore the strengths of a role model!
Mentors are a type of role model who can positively influence the character of their protege; learning from mentors has been described as one of the three major paths to developing wisdom. In this exercise, you’ll explore the role of one or more mentors/role models, past or present, in your life.
- Name a person who has served as a mentor or role model to you.
- What was their core belief about you and your strengths? What did they see in you? How did they communicate this with you?
- What impact did this have on you at the time? What is the impact on you today?
- Looking back, what were their character strengths? How did they use their strengths to help you?