The VIA Survey Of Character Strengths

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Reviewing What Stands Out in Results
The VIA Survey of Character Strengths identifies the most positive traits of an individual’s personality. According to the survey results, my top strength is honesty, authenticity and genuineness. The description of this strength states that I am “an honest person, that speaks the truth, that I live genuinely and in an authentic way; I am down to earth and a “real” person.” The results are not surprising to me; I have been told before that I am an honest individual. This personality trait is useful sometimes tough, honesty is not something that everyone likes. The second positive trait of my personality is modesty and humility. The description of this strength states that I “do not seek the spotlight, preferring
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For example, people are aware when you are being honest with them or you are just being deceiving. The trait is important because people prefer to talk to someone is down to earth and approachable, also it helps to build rapport with the client. This type of professional is more engaging and less scripted, bringing a sense of sincerity to its clients. During professional practice I can use this tool to form trustful relationships with my clients. Clients will feel compelled to trust me if they feel I am being honest with them. Working with the most vulnerable individuals of society requires that clients perceive you as a real human being. For that reason, authenticity is essential to form a human connection between the professional and client. Applying authenticity in practice will facilitate a stronger relationship between the client and myself, however boundaries must be set in place to avoid conflict. Ethical principles of social work such as competence and integrity, encourage the strength of honesty for professional use. To be able to use competence, a social worker must be able to be honest about what he can or not do. As a competent social worker I will work within my scope of knowledge. That means that every client will receive proper treatment and if the client is not within my expertise, I would be honest and let other professionals provide them with the required service. …show more content…
To uphold the ethical principle of service, a professional social worker must put the interest of the clients first while addressing its own needs. Most of the clients that social workers represent are the most vulnerable population of society. The appropriate connection must be made to empower the client to get the help he or she needs. If I behave in a modest manner with a client, he or she will feel that are not so different, and will help open a new communication pattern between the two of us. This new communication could be the determinant factor towards providing the essential services the client needs. By behaving in a modest manner I will uphold the client’s self-worth and dignity, without compromising my professional values. A second important ethical value of the social work profession is respecting the dignity and social worth of each person. Humility is the most essential tool to promote human dignity, because it helps you treat each individual with care and respect regardless of their individual circumstances. Using this strength during professional practice means that my client welfare is going to be the most important factor within our professional relationship. Additionally, humbleness can help me achieve a greater professional development. Taking a humble approach, I will become a lifelong learner, and never assume I know everything or everyone. I will learn and

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