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Positive Psychology

While traditional psychology focuses on what is wrong with people and how to solve it, be it a dysfunctional disease or model, positive psychology focuses on what is right, what is good about people, and how they can succeed in life using its best strengths.

Martin Seligman, considered the father of Positive Psychology, isolated the factors that make up “well being” and found five measurable elements that form the acronym PERMA:

POSITIVE EMOTIONS – positive emotions

ENGAGEMENT – engagement

RELATIONSHIPS – positive relationships and social connections

MEANING AND POURPOSE – meaning and purpose


Positive emotions:

They promote a broadening of consciousness and stimulate new ways of exploring thoughts and actions.


People report that they experience greater satisfaction when they are fully immersed and focused on what they are doing.

Positive Relationships

Significant and positive relationships bring impacts on well-being both by reducing the effects of negative experiences by promoting resilience (cushioning and non-deforming) and by creating valuable experiences.

Meaning and Purpose

It is what ultimately generates a deep sense for immediate actions and directs our behaviors.


Achievement has to do with attaining the goals we determine in our lives and are aligned with a greater purpose.

Now evaluate from 0 to 10 what your current level of satisfaction is compared to:

1-  Positive emotions.
2-  Engagement and use of your strengths and talents.
3-  Positive relationships in your life.
4- To have a meaning and a purpose in order to experience its mission.
5-  Achievement with the attainment of goals and objectives (goals).