WELLNESS
07/22/2015 07:08 am ET Updated Jul 22, 2015

How To Use Your Character Strengths To Improve Your Life

Are you kind? Honest? Brave? They all have health perks.

If you're addicted to personality quizzes, you may have your specific character traits down pat. And, as it turns out, that level of personal insight may offer a ton of benefits when it comes to your own happiness. 

Honing in on your strengths -- whether its expressing kindness, gratitude or honesty -- can improve your daily life. Being kind to others can actually boost your cardiovascular health. Expressing gratitude has been linked to more optimism. Being honest may improve your overall health.

Happify, a website dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, organized a detailed infographic explaining how you can use your personal character strengths to improve your own life. Take a look at it below and get inspired to tap into what makes you unique. 

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