Flashcards in Test 2 Q4 Deck (304):
What are the five strengths domains identified by the author?
In each of the strength domains, we are to first recognize where we are ________
Next we are to develop an ________ where we develop and maintain our strengths
Finally we develop our _______ through _________ so we can use them in a life of _________
Gifts, practice, service
The author identified that one of the most difficult aspects of our humanity is what?
To discover our own uniqueness and accept it
The primary reason discovering our uniqueness is difficult is due to the bombardment of ___________ that comes through advertising/media
useful or valuable quality or thing that is an advantage or resource
disposition or feeling a person adopts or has with regard to a person or thing
to deteriorate, dwindle, fail in strength, vigor, character, power, value, etc
combination or plans, organization, details, features, and structure or an entity
an area or range of personal distinctness characterized by specific qualities
sensations experienced when one is stirred internally from non-physical sources
a special ability or capacity, natural endowment, talent
of or relating to holism (a theory that the universe and especially living nature is correctly seen in terms of interacting wholes)
condition of being only ordinary or of moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate
capacity to respond to or be susceptible to sensory stimuli
excellence in performing in an area in which a person has training, competence, expertise, and experienced
qualities or features that bring power, force, vigor, or sustenance
achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted
to endure, live through, get by, or merely subsist
the interaction of elements in such a way that when they combine, they produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the contributions made by the individual elements
a special natural ability or aptitude that produces a capacity for achievement or success
to flourish, grow or develop vigorously. Achieve something desired, planned or attempted
state of being the only one or the sole example; single; solitary type; having no like or equal
quality or feature that is inadequate or defective
the power of control that the mind has over choosing one’s own actions
Perspective of strengths focuses upon improving areas of giftedness in our lives
Perspective of strengths focuses upon improving areas of weakness in our lives
Which perspective of strengths leads to mediocrity and why?
Liabilities because we never use our given abilities to become strong
Perspective of strengths focuses upon an individual’s multiple areas of intelligence
The holistic-based perspective of strengths was promoted by ____________, a Harvard psychologist
List the seven areas of intelligence identified by Howard Gardner.
What are the three critical actions that the author identifies are necessary to develop our gifts and talents into strengths?
1) Adopt a positive attitude about all five strengths domains
2) Learn about the gifts and talents we have
3) Practice the skills associated with a gift and talent
Who gave praise to God because they were “fearfully and wonderfully made”?
What scriptural account is given to illustrate God’s expectations of how we use our strengths?
The parable of the talents
predominating attitudes, values, and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group of people
difficult to detect, grasp by the mind, analyze, define, or describe
features or actions pertaining to the body
the capacity of our lives that gives our body distinct features and enables us to perform actions with our body
possibility formed by the capability of being or becoming
structured system of human organization for large-scale community living at the national or multi-national level that furnishes continuity, norms, and a sense of identity for its members
qualities or features that bring power, force, vigor, or sustenance
Millard warns that physical strengths are commonly, and mistakenly, viewed in the area of __________
When this narrow view is taken, people often incorrectly believe that they don’t have any ____________ strengths
What are the eight broad categories that Millard lists for physical strengths in the text?
1) Brute force
8) Physical Appearance
Bloom’s quote / Millard’s warning on putting over emphasis on the physical strengths of an individual reinforces the secular competition model of _____________ over God’s design of developing our souls in order to have _______________
Performance/appearance, meaning and significance
What model is promoted in the media?
Understand that in the media there is always a ________ to fill the news of the day (thus giving the false appearance that any one individual can always be a _________)
Multi-billion dollar campaign to promote who are the ________ vs. the message from your family, school, church, etc. that you are to live for the benefit of __________
Goleman warns that following the secular cultures sales pitch can lead to _____________
Millard warns that following the secular cultures sales pitch increases a sense of _________ and ____________
When we make decisions based on where we fit in the ____________ model, we are focused upon receiving __________ from others
The person from scripture that the text uses as an example of physical strength in the area of craftsmanship
The person from scripture that the text uses as an example of physical strength in the area of beauty
The person from scripture that the text uses as an example of physical strength in the area of musical ability
that part of the consciousness that involves feeling and the capacity to detect and respond to sensory stimuli
the capacity in our lives that enables us to correctly experience and use feelings and sensibility
the totality of surrounding things, conditions, or influences
non-rational, internal sensation not connected with sight, hearing taste, smell, or what is classically correlated to touch
responsiveness or susceptibility to sensory stimuli
qualities or features that bring power, force, vigor, or sustenance
What are the names of the two professors listed in our textbook as proposing the concept of emotional intelligence?
1) John Mayer, University of New Hampshire
2) Peter Salovey, Yale University
What is the name of the author of the best-selling book entitled Emotional Intelligence?
List the 8 Characteristics given from the book used in class that describes the abilities people with high emotional intelligence possess.
1) Motivate oneself
2) Persist in the face of frustrations
3) Control impulse
4) Delay gratification
5) Regulate one’s mood
6) Keeping distress from swamping your ability to think
7) To empathize
8) To hope
Studies have shown that having high EI (Emotional Intelligence) is a better indicator of future success that having a high ________
According to our textbook, the basis for emotional intelligence is made up of what four skills or strengths?
1) Identifying and Expressing emotions
2) Use or Generate emotions
3) Understand Emotions
4) Manage Emotions
Right” is defined by what you have ________ in
this is the opportunity to impact the _________ by choosing not to follow the secular call of ________________ , but rather the call from God to _________
Culture, competitive performance/appearance, serve in love
The identification of the mood requires a _________ of understanding that your ________ to explain what “mood you’re in” is limited by your _________ to express yourself
Humility, ability, ability
The two things that may limit your ability to express yourself
1) Vocabulary (reading, studying, etc)
2) Exposure to moods (through media, family, etc)
Our mood is best exemplified in how we deal with __________
Our emotional response to dealing what _________ vs what the __________ dictates provides the opportunity for us to understand our emotion and manage it
We want, authority
When you are able to discern between different types of emotion, you show the skill of how to
Identify and express emotions
When you are able to analyze the possible causes of emotions and predict what kind of emotions people will have in different situations, you show the skill of how to
When you have the ability to regulate your emotions in yourself and other people, you show the skill of how to
When you have the ability to know which emotions or moods are best for any given situation, you show the skill of how to
Use or generate emotions
When you have the ability to recognize the level of intensity of the emotion present, you show the skill of how to
Identify and express emotions
Define the psychological strengths domain.
The capacity of your life that enables you to exercise your will in deciding upon courses of action
What is the purpose of studying our psychological strengths?
to have a clearer understanding of how we are uniquely made
Our psychological strengths often impact the way we ____ the other four strengths domains in our lives.
Up until ____ we make our “decisions” based upon our outlook as a child.
After this time in our lives, we become adults. The ______ of our adulthood is dependent upon the decisions we make.
At the start of our adulthood we begin to experience our own _____
The devil uses our _____ in order to tempt our _______ to believe that we are our own _____
2) sinful nature
The devil uses the same three tactics he used in tempting Jesus. These three tactics are: ___, ____, ____
2) appeal to pride
When we follow the devil’s temptation, we are basing the value of our lives on the vertical model of ____
The two primary measures in the vertical model are:
What phrase describes the feelings of success (going up on the model) and failure (going down on the model)?
Our curriculum states the culture of our modern society often follows this model by ___ certain preferences over others.
Our curriculum identifies that the consequence of pursuing this model, often results in someone trying to be ____
something they are not
The curriculum concludes that this pursuit leads to ____ and ___
The Biblical model we are called to when rst experiencing the power of our ____ is to _________
2) submit to God’s authority
What was the illustration given in class to describe how to receive and filter information when following the Biblical model?
To filter the information we have coming into us through the Word of God
When we do this, what we are able to recognize and resist?
The schemes of the devil
When we follow this Biblical model, we are illustrating the horizontal model of _______
When following this model, what are the two reasons we have confidence in ourselves?
1) God’s love for us
2) his unique gifts he's given us
When following this model, what are the two reasons we remain humble?
1) Our inherent sinful nature
2) Christ died for us
What will illustrate which of the above paths we have chosen?
Knowing what is the correct / moral action to take and choosing not to follow it.
Promoting others to choose actions that are immoral / incorrect.
Higher nature in human beings that enables them to reason critically and make moral judgments.
The science of the mind or of mental states and processes.
A continuous, systematic series of actions taking place in a definite manner directed to some end.
The act of or need for making up one’s mind.
An area or range or personal distinctness characterized by specific qualities.
Important or useful knowledge or facts obtained in some manner as input from some source.
What does Proverbs 26:18-19 state?
Like a madman shooting rebrands or deadly arrows, is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I was only joking!”
The intake of information is a process called?
The two manners in which individuals prefer to intake information are:
Once you gather information, you ____ the information in order to come to conclusions.
The two psychological activities in which individuals operate in are:
Individuals having the greatest energy by interacting with the external world of people, experiences, and activities are known as:
Individuals having the greatest energy by interacting with the internal world of ideas, memories, and emotions are known as:
In combining these psychological preferences is one way better than another?
Students with a _ preference favor social interaction in classes and studying
If you are an individual who does not know how to express feelings, then you likely have a hard time
Identify and express emotions
If you are an individual who does not know how feelings influence thinking, then you likely have a hard time
Use or generate emotions
If you are an individual who gets more and more frustrated about the whole quiz each time you miss one of these multiple choice questions, then you likely have a hard time
If you are an individual who is confused why your casual comments upset people, then you likely have a hard time
If you are an individual who can't ever seem to motivate others, then you likely have a hard time
Use or generate emotions
If you are an individual who gets quiet and pulls away from people after being rejected, then you likely have a hard time
Identify and express emotions
Explain how the scriptural concept of “hope” is illustrated in the studies given on the success optimistic individuals experience in life.
Through our study of scripture we have learned how to “consider it pure joy when we face trials” because we know that it only when we persevere through our trials that we can build our character and mature. This process gives us hope whenever we face future trials.
Individuals with intrapersonal emotional skills will be able to display which two emotional strengths?
Individuals with interpersonal emotional skills will be able to display which two emotional strengths?
1) social awareness
2) relationship management
Who is the individual who did a study on the differences in how optimistic and pessimistic individuals respond to failure?
What is the interpersonal manner an optimistic person will respond to failure?
View the situation as something that can be changed
What is the interpersonal manner a pessimistic person will respond to failure?
Find who to blame for the failure and attached it to conditions outside their control – which they determine will not change.
What is the intrapersonal manner an optimistic person will respond to failure?
View the situation as an opportunity to grow and mature (which is the ONLY place you can develop your Emotional Intelligence)
What is the intrapersonal manner a pessimistic person will respond to failure?
View the situation as an example of a PERSONAL defect that can’t be corrected
What are the three elements of Sociological Stimuli?
1) self, pair, or team
2) feedback from authority
3) variety vs. routine
What are the four elements of Physical Stimuli?
What are the three elements of Psychological Stimuli?
2) right/left hemisphere
3) impulsive/ reflective
Who was quoted in Chapter 8's introduction as saying “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death”?
Intellectual strengths provide the dynamic of ________ among the other strengths.
to make use of as relevant and important to a situation or action
the power to discern and judge properly what is true or right or of moral value
observing and learning about something for the first time in one’s experience
ongoing process that is constantly making progress in a positive manner
the capacity of our lives that enables us to acquire knowledge and develop an ever-expanding understanding of this knowledge in a manner that produces wisdom
perceive the meaning of something learned; grasp the idea of its signi cance; comprehend
capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity
A strong desire to learn more about something
A willingness and eagerness to learn
A rm and steadfast, continual search for knowledge
A person who thinks in this manner will rarely accept concepts at face value
The capability of calmly awaiting an outcome or result
The quality of spirit that enables a person to face the unknown
The mental process of organizing concepts that can be applied in life
Applying knowledge to improve upon what was already known
True or False: A high score on an IQ or SAT type test illustrates that you are more intelligent than other people.
Who did the curriculum use as an example of gaining knowledge due to their steadfast commitment to God?
What will you find when you are living the life that God has created you and called you to live?
What are the two personal intellectual skills that you are trying to make congruent with the profession you are pursuing?
1) learning capacity
2) learning style
When deciding on how to respond to all of the information coming into your mind, what is the way to make the best choices?
What does Proverbs 1:7 state?
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline
What are the three manners the curriculum concludes with when advising on how we are to build our intellectual strengths?
1) Do not try to understand things on our own
2) Acknowledge the Lord in all our ways
3) Build it upon a rightful estimate of God and the role He plays in our minds
The ability to store and recall information within a few minutes
The ability to immediately react to a stimuli or a task
The ability to perform automatic cognitive tasks quickly
The amount of specific information acquired and retained by an individual
The ability to recognize, manipulate, comprehend, remember and think with concepts and relationships represented by numbers
The ability to form concepts and solve problems
Learning occurs primarily through looking at images, such as pictures, diagrams, demonstrations, and body language
Learning occurs through hands-on doing and interacting
Learning occurs primarily through hearing words - both spoken and written
This learning style is also known as being a Tactile learner
You are displaying this discipline with a continual, firm, and steadfast search for knowledge and truth
Students with a _____ preference favor gathering a lot of facts and details.
Students with a _____ preference favor classes and studies that come to clear conclusions.
Students with a ____ preference favor classes that give plenty of opportunity for them to talk and discuss ideas.
Students with a ____ preference favor classes that give plenty of opportunity for re ection and deep thought.
Students with a ____ preference favor constantly exploring new ideas related to what they are studying.
Students with a ____ preference favor looking at bigger concepts and ideas.
Students with a ____ preference critically analyze anything they are studying.
You are displaying this discipline when you are willing to take risks in proposing new ideas or letting go of old ones
You are displaying this discipline when calmly awaiting an outcome or result - even in the face of challenges or obstacles
You are displaying this discipline when you interpret the information collected with honesty
You are displaying this discipline when you openly inquire about why things are the way that they are
You are displaying this discipline when you formulate concepts into an organized set of interrelated ideas or principles
You are displaying this discipline when you are identifying your unique gifts from God
You are displaying this discipline when you are sharpening your unique gifts from God
You are displaying this discipline when you use your unique gifts from God for the betterment of others
What are the seven key ingredients to see if an individual is emotionally ready to learn?
6) Capacity to communicate
What is an external locus of control?
the belief that life and behavior is ruled by other people /
What is an internal locus of control?
the belief that life and behavior is ruled by their own personal decisions and actions
What are the five steps towards managing your time?
1) become proactive
2) audit your time
3) establish priorities
4) set SMART goals
5) create a workable schedule
Fill in the acronym that is used for setting S.M.A.R.T. goals.
When your emotions can often be interpreted from your facial expressions.
When your emotions can often be interpreted from your general body language.
When your emotions can often be interpreted from your voice quality.
When studying to remember, you learn best when reading it several times and keeping it front of you.
When studying to remember, you learn best when writing it down.
When studying to remember, you learn best when saying it to yourself over and over.
While reading a book, frequently move your lips and speak under your breath.
While reading a book, fidget a lot, because you really do not like to read.
While reading a book, you stare into space and imagine the scene you just reading about.
While working to solve a problem, make a model of it or walk through possible solutions in your mind.
While working to solve a problem, you make a list, organize the steps, and check them off when completed.
While working to solve a problem, call your friends and talk to them about it.
While sitting in class, you take notes with diagrams or pictures re ecting what you’re learning.
While sitting in class, you would rather be somewhere else and end up doodling or daydreaming.
While sitting in class, you enjoy discussing issues and hearing other points of view.
When talking to others, you use illustrations to explain your points.
When talking to others, you use a variety of words to make the conversation richer.
When talking to others, you use your hands to communicate your points.
The classes in which you usually get the most out of, have video clips and pictures to illustrate points.
The classes in which you usually get the most out of, have a lot of hands-on activities.
The classes in which you usually get the most out of, have an interesting instructor who gives good lectures.
When angry or upset, this type of learner will clam up and give others the “silent” treatment.
When angry or upset, this type of learner will be quick to let others know their feelings.
When angry or upset, this type of learner will clench their fists or storm off.
What are the three disciplines that make up our intellectual strengths?
1) discover knowledge
2) process knowledge into an understanding of truth
3) apply truth
What have we learned about our God-given gifts that parallel the curriculum’s teaching about the three disciplines that make up our intellectual strengths?
3) apply our gifts to the needs of the age
List the four skills that make up your Discovery Discipline.
2) teachable spirit
List the four skills that make up your Process Discipline.
2) critical thinking
List the four skills that make up your Application Discipline.
2) systematic thinking
What is significant about the one skill that appears in all three disciplines?
Without humility, we can't learn anything
What are the five learning atmosphere stimuli described in the curriculum?
What are the four elements of Environmental Stimuli?
What are the four elements of Emotional Stimuli?
Students with a ____ preference have a tendency to take action before decisions are clearly thought through.
Students with a ____ preference have a tendency to make decisions quickly on a premonition or hunch.
Students with a ____ preference have a tendency to believe that making the decision is the most important part of the decision-making process.
Students with a ____ preference have a tendency to postpone decisions until they have more facts or information.
Students with a ____ preference have a tendency to make decisions through the internal thought process.
Students with a ____ preference have a tendency to make decisions based on rational arguments that ignore valuable
Students with a ____ preference have a tendency to avoid decisions for fear of bringing pain to another person.
Students with a ____ preference have a tendency to postpone or change decisions whenever any new information comes
Which one is correct
> Individuals exclusively use one preference or another.
> Individuals use both preferences with one being more dominant.
This story from scripture was used in the chapter to illustrate how a group of people can be viewing the same situation at the same time, but process the data differently. .
The twelve spies sent out by Moses to scout out the Promised Land
Who were the two individuals who viewed the situation differently than everyone else?
Joshua and Caleb
What was the debate about between the two individuals and the other ten?
Joshua and Caleb: The greatness of the land was evidence of God’s provision The other ten: The Strength of the others made taking the land hopeless
How does the story illustrate utilizing (or not utilizing) psychological strengths?
optimism vs. pessimism (attitude)
Define the spiritual strengths domain.
The capacity in our lives that enable us to discern and respond in service to transcendental influences that are encountered above or beyond that which is explainable by natural law or phenomena.
What is the relationship of your spiritual strengths in relation to the other strength domains?
Spiritual strengths transcend all the other domains because it serves as the primary context for our existence and Life Calling, serving as the guide on how to use all the other domains.
What are the four sections of scripture that lists the spiritual gifts that God gives us?
1) Romans 12:3-8
2) I Corinthians 12:7-11
3) I Corinthians 12:28
4) Ephesians 4:11-13
In trying to discern which spiritual gift God has given you, what is one of the clearest ways you can discover it?
See a need in others
True or False: Everyone has been given a spiritual gift from God.
True or False: Even if someone doesn’t believe in the existence of God, they can still use their spiritual gifts.
True or False: Your spiritual gift from God can be taken from you.
When living by faith, what is the three-step process we use in living out the life God has called us to?
1) Identify – What is God’s call for your life and what are the spiritual gifts he’s given you
2) Sharpening – Developing your gifts & call through study, work, effort
3) Applying – Using your gifts & call in the service of the needs of society
At which step does spiritual discernment develop?
The ability to focus upon the receptive interaction of listening and gaining direction for our lives.
What is the primary reason that discerning God’s way is more difficult than discerning what you want?
Being selfish comes easy – it’s a natural state of mind, whereas learning about God’s way is more difficult because the following process takes time and effort
What are the four choices you have to make in order to develop the ability to discern what God is calling you to do?
1) Choosing to not be selfish
2) Choosing to study/learn about God
3) Choosing to remain disciplined in the learning process
4) Choosing to live by faith and apply what has been learned
Spending time by yourself so you can listen to God’s voice in your spirit
Force that arouses a person to action toward a desired goal
Joining with other people in small groups and large gatherings to pursue spiritual growth
An acquired behavior pattern
Reducing distractions in your life that keep you from hearing God
Dialogue with God about both God’s concerns and yours
Of or pertaining to a Supreme Being/Power in the universe
Admit it to others and God when you’ve done wrong and are seeking forgiveness
Offer reverent honor and homage to God
Beyond ordinary or common experience
A decided pattern or engaging with others to solve problems or fill needs
Of or pertaining to the aspect of human existence that is apart and distinguished from the physical nature
allows you to discern what is morally right and wrong in situations
allows you to discern the emotional needs of others
allows you to discern the organizational needs others have when working collectively together
allows you to discern encouragement and practical solutions needed for life’s problems
allows you to discern the legitimate needs or tasks others have
allows you to discern the truth through careful research
allows you to discern the financial needs others have in their life or efforts
providing mercy to those in emotional distress
finding practical ways to provide physical assistance to fulfill needs and tasks
publicly speaking out from internal convictions
presenting truth to others in such a way that it is easy to learn
organizing, coordinating, and guiding activities and setting goals for projects
financially investing in others
outlining practical steps of action to assist in overcoming problems
Seek first the kingdom and his righteousness.
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and light for my path.
Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born or water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to the spirit.
Who was Jesus teaching in John 3:5-6?
What are the (3) levels of spiritual response?
Miraculous events that guide or enable our path with no rational explanation
Receiving thoughts and impressions that clearly do not come from our own mind, but provide us crucial guidance
Unique spiritual forces are placed in our lives as a part of God’s calling
List the eight habits that lead you toward Spiritual Discernment.
2) Bible Study
What is the purpose of knowing the Beatitudes?
They are a guide on how to live by faith
List the eight Beatitudes.
1) Blessed are the poor in Spirit
2) Blessed are those who mourn
3) Blessed are the meek
4) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
5) Blessed are the merciful
6) Blessed are the pure in heart
7) Blessed are the peacemakers
8) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness
List the nine virtues Paul called the “fruit of the spirit” in his letter to the Galatians.
List the eight steps of spiritual development IN ORDER that is taken from 2 Peter 1:5-7.
Identify the step that results from the elimination of depravity.
At which step do you think the majority of the virtues showing the “fruit of the spirit” occur?
What does scripture state is the reason for the Armor of God?
So you can take stand against the devil's schemes
List the seven items of the Armor of God described in Ephesians 6:10-18.
1) Belt of Truth
2) Breastplate of Righteousness
3) Shoes of Peace
4) Shield of Faith
5) Helmet of Salvation
6) Sword of the Word
7) Prayer in the Spirit
What is the primary danger when taking a Spiritual Wellness Test like the one given at the end of chapter 10?
If we get a low score- that we become depressed in thinking we're not good enough to be loved by God and have failed in our lives
If we get a high score- become manic thinking that the score shows that we are better are following God than others, that God approves us more than others, and that we are a success in our lives
List the three elements of spiritual strength.
1) spiritual gifts
2) spiritual habits
3) spiritual truth
When you live by faith in God, where does your confidence come from?
God’s love for you; That you have been uniquely created; His promise of irrevocable gifts for you, to be used for a specific life calling
When you live by faith in God, where does your humility come from?
That we are naturally sinful, and are in constant need for protection, forgiveness, and learning
When you live by faith in something other than God, where does your confidence come from?
Your personal accomplishments, appearance and performance in comparison to others
When you choose not to live by faith in God; or even believe in the existence of God; what authority does scripture state that you are under?
What does Belt of Truth do?
1) holds everything together
2) all other pieces build off of this foundation
What does the Breastplate of Righteousness do?
protects our emotional state (irrational fears, manic depression, etc)
What do the Shoes of Peace do?
direct us toward righteous places
What does the Shield of Faith do?
protects us from outward temptations / situations
What does the Helmet of Salvation do?
protects us from the negative thoughts & fears within our own mind
What does the Sword of the Word do?
gives us the weapon we need to attack evil forces that come upon us
What is prayer in the spirit?
the activity that roots us and gives the reason why