Prudence: Being careful about one’s choices; not taking undue risks; not saying or doing things that might later be regretted. Personified for example by Fred Soper (Source: VIA Institue

The Noel Strengths Academy defines it this way:

  • The prudent person is thoughtful about their choices 
  • They avoid taking undue risks  
  • Careful to not say or do things that might later be regretted 
  • The ability to see things circumspectly 
  • Awareness of possible consequences


Worth reading:

Taking Smart Risks


Crucial conversations


Allegory of Prudence by Luca Giordano, early 1680s

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