Message # 93 Positive Sports Psychology Virtue # 3

Virtue # 3: Humanity; definition: Interpersonal strengths that involve “tending and befriending” others

How you act towards others on and off the court is more important than how you perform on the court.

Character Strengths:

-Kindness: def. Doing favors and good deeds for others

When playing or practicing, treat others as you would want to be treated. Saying nice shot or having good sportsmanship towards your opponent. Treat your teammates with respect and support each other, regardless of ability or status.

-Love: def. Valuing close relations with others

You will always have your family so don’t take them for granted. Don’t assume they know you care. Instead of telling them, SHOW them.

-Social intelligence: def. Being aware of the motives and feelings of self and others

You should only have the best motives for your actions. Others may not, so treat them kindly, but don’t let people take advantage of you. If someone is making bad line calls against you, let the coaches know or ask for a line judge. Some people don’t know they are making bad calls, so don’t assume they are doing it on purpose.

Thanks for reading.

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