Developing Appreciations identifies the qualities and characteristics that other people value and
admire about the person. Appreciations help people to recognise the person’s uniqueness and to
acknowledge and appreciate their:
- gifts – the aspects of a person’s personality and character that draw people to them, the
things that people remember about a person and what inspires people to spend more time
- qualities – what people admire about a person, their achievements and uniqueness
- talents – the things that the person shows an ability in, perhaps they have a natural talent?
- skills – the abilities that someone has learnt or received training or education in.
Appreciations enable people, and those around them, to recognise, and have recognised, their positive
qualities. Creating a focus on these qualities can shift the dynamic of any conversations and
interaction to a space of positivity. It can be enlightening for the person, and those around them, to
hear how they are regarded by others.