Researchers because different situations call for different amounts

Researchers
in the field of positive psychology, such as Peterson and Seligman, posit that
there are six virtues (wisdom and knowledge, courage, humanity and love,
justice, temperance, and transcendence), each with varying strengths (such as
honesty, compassion, kindness, fairness, or generosity) underlying them. They
argue the three following statements: the virtues are independent of each
other, more of any strength makes a person better, and all virtues are equal
with no one virtue being more valuable than another. However, the authors of this
article apply some of Aristotle’s philosophy of virtues and strength to
criticize positive psychology’s current stance. Their neo-Aristotelian views
are as follows: the virtues should be integrated with each other rather than
independent, people should aim to achieve the means of strengths rather than
more of them, and that the virtue of practical wisdom is the virtue that rules
all the others. One cannot achieve happiness if they only cultivate particular,
independent virtues instead of all of them. Also, because different situations
call for different amounts of any given virtue, aiming to have more of one
strength than another can be detrimental to particular situations. Lastly, in
order to discern what virtues and strengths different situations call for you
need practical wisdom to make sure you are choosing virtues or strengths that
are specific, relevant to the situation, and don’t conflict with one another. 

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