When Strengths Go Wrong

Too much of anything, even a good thing, can become a bad thing.

At the end of the last chapter, things were going well, but Maggie and Cristina were starting to notice that everything was not always going as smoothly as they hoped.

In this chapter, we will take a look at the ways that character strengths can go wrong. Conflicts can even be exacerbated by character strengths. As positive and helpful as they are, they can be used in ways that are not appropriate or are insensitive to others. First we will explore the inappropriate use of character strengths, and then we will examine what happens when strengths collide. Both of these concerns—ensuring that an individual’s strength does not become overbearing, and defusing ...

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