Character Traits (Credit to CASEL)

 

SEL Competency

Character Trait

Definition

Month

Inspiration

Self Awareness

Grit

The ability to accurately recognize one's own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior.

August & September

Responsible Decision-Making

Social Intelligence

The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms.

October

Social Awareness

Gratitude

The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

November & December

Relationship Skills

Curiosity

The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups.

January

Self Management

Self Control

The ability to successfully regulate one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations--effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. 

February

Self Awareness

Optimism

The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

March

Self Management

Self Control

Having the courage and resolve regardless of the circumstances; the strength of character

April

Responsible Decision-making

Zest

 

The ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms.

May & June