The list of Sparks below was first shown in Sparks : How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers. This is not an exhaustive list of Sparks.
Interviews with several thousand American teenagers have yielded a rich tapestry of sparks—more than two hundred different inspirations that enrich teens' lives.
The 10 most common sparks
among American teenagers
Learning (e.g., languages, science, history)
Nature, ecology, environment
Living a quality life (e.g., joy, tolerance, caring)