Human Frailties, Human Strengths
Having recruited Peterson, they researched extensively across human history and culture to identify aspects of human character consistently recognized as inherently worthy, virtuous or good.
It is their view that there is a discrete number of human character strengths that are acultural, ahistoric, universal and quantifiable. At present they have identified 24 virtues under six character strengths which fit their criteria Peterson and Seligman, Almost everyone has some character strengths. Signature strengths are the positive traits that a person owns, celebrates and frequently exercises.
Tumor strengths and frailties: Cancer SUMmOns Otto's metabolism.
From Cambridge English Corpus. Activating these components may be problematic for people in advanced old age with frailties or who are residents of old-age institutions. Support provided by the building for residents with physical frailties, including reduced mobility and sensory impairment, was related to the residents' ability to control their immediate environment. Moreover, it has helped widen our understanding of international political economy and it has given us a greater insight into the systemic frailties within global capitalism.
In the early part of this century older people with mental frailties were considered to be demented as a natural result of the ageing process, senility. If the resident's cognitive or physical frailties did not preclude it, and the resident consented, structured interviews were conducted in private, usually in the resident's bedroom.
One of the ways in which residents used humour was in relation to their physical frailties, making light of their own and each other's ageing bodies. Joking about frailty was also a means of acknowledging the presence of death. At other times, frailty was connected to the emotional vulnerability associated with a particular experience. The focus on the language and meaning of frailty required that the sample be limited to one language. Moving away from care practice, it has examined the usage of frail and frailty in the three locations.
The emphasis on heterogeneity sparked debates about longevity and set the stage for the current interest in frailty as individual risk.
I also missed the psychology of the body - as appearance and identity, not just as an instrument frailty or a risk health. The final section of the book covers what are described as special problems - frailty , immobility, failure to thrive and elder mistreatment.
Examples of “frailty”
Computers, for example, do not suffer from human frailties such as affect individuals. From the Hansard archive. In fact, the risks are the same, as all mankind is exposed to the same temptations and suffers the same human frailties. However, there are human frailties which govern these factors. I suspect that we are all at fault, because we insist on blaming someone else for the frailties of ourselves and our country.
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They, like this country, are prone to all the frailties of human nature and all the pressures of politics. I was there a long time; and, with all its foibles and its frailties, it is a good place. They are the limitations imposed by the frailties, if you like, of human beings.
They are mostly, whether black or white, decent politicians with the usual human frailties and personal ambitions, some of them not over-gifted with political talent. The courts would become another cinema, another theatre, another place where the weaknesses and frailties of humanity are exposed for all to see. The frailties and restrictions of old age are among the factors that we all make provision for in retirement. There is a higher percentage of hard-of-hearing people among the elderly and those with other frailties.
He may argue that the chances of all the frailties that flesh is heir to coming to him are less than when he is older.
A poignant reminder of the strengths and frailties of our species
We have to face up to the human frailties which go with this. I suggest that this is a human problem—a problem of human desires and human frailties. Of course, if we could do away with human frailties we should eliminate a great many other problems besides that of road accidents. The manual contains guidelines on what amounts to negligence or human frailties, so it is not as though no guidance was available.
His character "spanned the whole gamut of human possibilities—its frailties, foibles, grandeur and nobility". However, to-day we have to try to overcome these frailties and look at these young people as calmly and as evenly as we can. One has a human situation in which both parties, with their frailties and weaknesses and the virtues which most of us have, cannot live together.
Banks are made up of human beings who are full of frailties. I am, however, far too conversant with the frailties and subtleties of human nature to believe that we will ever get it. Another social factor is the great diligence shown by the planners to make tramlink accessible to people with frailties or those who have difficulty gaining access to buses or trains.
What do a god in exile and a goth geek from Nowhere, Minnesota have in common? Not a damn thing.
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