Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence
I notice and enjoy the beauty, skill and excellence involved in
things around me.
Motto: Find beauty in nature, art, ideas, and people.
There are three types of goodness for which individuals high in Appreciation
of Beauty and Excellence are responsive to:
-Physical beauty. This may be visual, auditory, tactile, or abstract. This type
of goodness produces awe and wonder in the individual experiencing it.
-Skill or talent (excellence). This is often energizing, and makes the
individual want to pursue their own goals. It produces admiration.
-Virtue or moral goodness (moral beauty). Virtual goodness makes the
individual want to be better, more loving, and produces feelings of
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown is about the physical beauty that abounds in nature.