Gaining Virtue

After completing the Gaining Insight courses on the Blue, Gold, Green, and Orange Temperaments, the resources on this page will help you acquire the virtues that are associated with all four colors.

The Maturity Assessment

The Maturity Assessment is used to assess your strength in all 52 virtues. It takes about 20 minutes to complete then provides a score for each virtue, sorted from most like you to least like you.

An Introduction to the
Nexus Quest

This is the introductory course for all of the content on this website. It will re-introduce you to the four temperaments, identify some of the problems that perpetually perplex people, and explain why acquiring these 52 virtues will help you find happiness and “the good life.” This free course will be available to you once you register on this website. Click the graphic to begin the course.


The 52 Virtues

  1. Accessibility. Accessibility involves being approachable and easy to communicate with. You make yourself available when needed and maintain an open, welcoming demeanor. This encourages others to engage with you, knowing that you are receptive and attentive.
  2. Compassion. Compassion entails empathizing with others’ pain or distress, even without a personal connection. Your concern for their well-being motivates you to help alleviate their suffering, whether by providing support, listening, or offering kind words.
  3. Friendliness. Friendliness means being a supportive companion during both good and challenging times. You show genuine interest in others and make them feel valued. Sharing your time, possessions, and yourself contributes to a warm and amicable atmosphere.
  4. Gentleness. Gentleness is characterized by acting with care, speaking softly, thinking kindly, and moving thoughtfully. Gentle individuals avoid causing harm and maintain a calm, even-tempered disposition, refraining from harsh or stern behavior.
  5. Gratitude. Gratitude involves recognizing and appreciating the positive actions of others. Expressing thankfulness, grateful individuals focus on what they have, rather than what they lack, and appreciate the value of their circumstances.
  6. Humility. Humility requires acknowledging your weaknesses and striving for self-improvement. You remain open to learning and guidance from mentors, authority figures, or higher powers. You celebrate others’ achievements without envy or self-importance.
  7. Idealism. Idealism means passionately caring about what is right and meaningful. You act in accordance with your beliefs, striving to make a difference. Idealists envision a better world and work toward realizing their dreams with devotion and loyalty.
  8. Nurturing. Nurturing involves providing love, care, and attention to those important to you. You offer support and encouragement, fostering growth and development in a safe, trusting environment, while promoting well-being and self-esteem.
  9. Sincerity. Sincerity is the practice of speaking honestly and acting authentically, without deceit or hypocrisy. You remain true to your feelings, thoughts, and desires, regardless of whether you are alone or with others.
  10. Thoughtfulness. Thoughtfulness means being mindful of others’ feelings and the impact of your actions. You carefully observe their preferences and strive to bring them joy. Sensitivity to both verbal and non-verbal cues enhances your attentiveness.
  11. Tolerance. Tolerance involves accepting and embracing differences without judgment. You appreciate the uniqueness of others without expecting conformity. Tolerance promotes patience and flexibility in dealing with situations that may not align with your expectations.
  12. Trust. Trust embodies faith in people or situations, maintaining an optimistic outlook on life. You believe that positive outcomes will arise without the need for control or manipulation. Trust enables you to find meaning and lessons in challenging circumstances.
  13. Unity. Unity encourages harmonious living and collaboration. You appreciate the individuality of each person as a gift, fostering an environment of inclusivity and cooperation. You willingly sacrifice personal interests for the collective good, promoting peace and resolution in disputes.
  1. Assertiveness. Assertiveness involves confidence and self-assurance. You recognize your unique talents and express your opinions independently. You maintain strong convictions and know your boundaries, expecting respect when deserved.
  2. Concern. Concern signifies a deep interest in the impact of events on you, your family, community, and broader society. You care about both significant societal issues and smaller, daily-life matters.
  3. Discipline. Discipline requires consistent adherence to training or instruction to achieve goals. You exhibit self-control, enabling proactive behavior. Discipline involves taking responsibility for yourself and completing tasks methodically and professionally.
  4. Honor. Honor represents living a commendable, respectable life. You demonstrate respect for yourself, others, and the principles you uphold. Honor is synonymous with integrity; you remain true to your word and act ethically.
  5. Justice. Justice is the fair and unbiased distribution of rewards or punishments based on merit, standards, or laws. You believe individuals should earn their outcomes and receive their due entitlements.
  6. Moderation. Moderation involves cultivating a healthy balance in life, encompassing work, leisure, rest, and exercise. You avoid excess and extreme behavior, using self-discipline to manage your life and time effectively.
  7. Obedience. Obedience implies compliance with moral teachings, rules, and regulations governing your community. You respect leaders, officials, and authority figures, conscientiously following their directives.
  8. Orderliness. Orderliness denotes tidiness and organization, keeping items in their designated locations. You prefer structured environments, as external order promotes internal calm and clarity.
  9. Persistence. Persistence demonstrates mental fortitude, enabling you to complete tasks and pursue goals despite challenges or setbacks. This virtue requires dedication, focus, and patience, exemplified by unwavering resilience.
  10. Prudence. Prudence entails cautiousness in practical matters and a reluctance to take unnecessary risks. You exercise discretion, frugality, and provident living, while preparing for unforeseen circumstances or obstacles.
  11. Purposefulness. Purposefulness is maintaining a clear focus on your goals. You establish a vision and concentrate on achieving it, tackling tasks one at a time without dissipating energy.
  12. Reliability. Reliability signifies dependability and trustworthiness. You honor commitments, demonstrate responsibility, and accept accountability. Punctual and thorough, you keep your promises and fulfill your obligations.
  13. Stability. Stability involves unwavering dedication to specific causes or activities. You possess steadfast values and beliefs, serving as a grounding force in society and groups. Cautious about change, you lean toward conservatism.
  1. Accuracy. Accuracy involves relentlessly pursuing truth and rectifying mistakes. You strive for perfection or near-perfection in your work. This means you prioritize honesty, even if it contradicts prior efforts or impacts others’ emotions.
  2. Autonomy. Autonomy represents independence, self-governance, and self-correction. You take responsibility for your life, adhere to a personal code of conduct, and determine your life’s trajectory.
  3. Composure. Composure allows you to experience emotions without letting them dictate your actions. Rather than reacting impulsively, you maintain a calm and collected demeanor, especially during crises.
  4. Concentration. Concentration is the ability to exclusively focus on a single subject. You direct your mental and physical energy to a task, becoming entirely absorbed, even if it detracts from other activities.
  5. Confidence. Confidence is the assurance in your hypotheses, predictions, or actions as correct or most effective. You possess strong belief in your capabilities, skills, and capacities.
  6. Curiosity. Curiosity drives the pursuit of challenging opportunities and acquisition of new knowledge or skills. It encompasses interest, novelty-seeking, and openness to new experiences, inspiring exploration of human knowledge boundaries.
  7. Efficiency. Efficiency entails maximizing resource utilization, including energy, time, and money, for optimal benefits. You identify and address system weaknesses, enhancing clarity and precision while conserving resources.
  8. Expertise. Expertise is characterized by exceptional skills and knowledge in a specific subject. Acquired through training, education, profession, publication, or experience, your expertise distinguishes you from novices.
  9. Foresight. Foresight involves perceiving the implications and nature of future events. You visualize unrealized possibilities, anticipating the future and taking strategic steps to shape desired outcomes.
  10. Ingenuity. Ingenuity encompasses resourcefulness and inventive creativity. You view situations from unconventional perspectives and develop novel solutions. Ingenuity drives your desire to introduce new inventions or innovations.
  11. Pragmatism. Pragmatism involves considering the practicality of means and ends while working towards goals. You evaluate the usefulness and sensibility of actions, avoiding impractical endeavors.
  12. Reason. Reason compels you to employ logic and scientific analysis for forming theories, conclusions, judgments, or inferences. You objectively diagnose complex problems and acquire knowledge through direct understanding or argument.
  13. Wisdom. Wisdom combines knowledge, experience, historical context, common sense, discretion, and insight to address significant, complex questions. You see the bigger picture and provide judicious, practical counsel to others immersed in the present.
  1. Adaptability. Adaptability means adjusting effortlessly to change. Open to modifying attitudes and behaviors, you meet situational demands with flexibility, versatility, and resilience. This skill enables smooth transitions and reduces friction or resistance when facing adversity or stress.
  2. Adroitness. Adroitness involves expertly and nimbly using hands or body. Graceful and skillful performances showcase your physical coordination, agility, and dexterity. Operating complex equipment or machinery appears simple when you’re adept.
  3. Candor. Candor is characterized by frank, blunt, and open communication. Willing to candidly discuss your thoughts, you don’t avoid difficult or unpleasant issues. Your speech may be colorful and unorthodox at times.
  4. Courage. Courage is the ability to take bold action despite significant risks. This strength prevents you from shrinking away from challenges or pain while attempting to do good. Courageous acts require self-confidence and bravery.
  5. Freedom. Valuing freedom, you provide others with ample latitude to pursue their desires. Believing unimpeded individuals achieve more, you possess a permissive nature, offering others the necessary room to thrive.
  6. Immediacy. Immediacy emphasizes living in the present, focusing on today rather than dwelling on the past or future. Keeping options open, you enjoy making on-the-spot decisions and embracing spontaneity.
  7. Impact. Being impactful means doing whatever it takes to complete tasks, even if it involves making mistakes, bending rules, or causing offense. You focus on delivering strong results, outperforming competition, and tackling new challenges.
  8. Initiative. Initiative involves leading, taking the first step, and overcoming hesitations that may affect others. This proactive attitude sets you apart from competitors, granting visibility and enabling you to dictate the pace.
  9. Optimism. Optimism involves expecting favorable outcomes and believing that circumstances will improve. Regardless of current difficulties, you rise to challenges and use adversity to your advantage.
  10. Performance. Performance is the inherent ability to excel in various arts, from fine to performing to industrial. Entertaining, charming, and humorous, your presence enlivens any room, preferring active participation over passive observation.
  11. Persuasiveness. Persuasiveness is the ability to convince others to change their course. As an influential negotiator, you employ passionate arguments to achieve your goals, motivating others by pushing the right buttons.
  12. Playfulness. Playfulness involves transforming dull activities into enjoyable experiences. Appreciating humor, you enjoy parties, flirting, frolicking, and engaging in lighthearted pranks. You actively seek opportunities for fun and laughter.
  13. Vitality. Vitality signifies an appreciation for energy, liveliness, and excitement. Embracing life as an adventure, you approach it whole-heartedly, with enthusiasm, cheerfulness, happiness, and spirited energy.

Insights on the
52 Virtues

Below you will find 52 courses, one for each of the 13 virtues that belong to the four temperaments. Each course consists of seven, 13-minute lessons. Click the graphic to begin or resume a course.

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