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BUILDING CHARACTER IN 190+ COUNTRIES. 2.6 MILLION PEOPLE...

The numbers continue to grow and show that the VIA Institute on Character is empowering people around the world to discover what connects and is best in us: CHARACTER STRENGTHS.  As a non-profit, positive psychology organization and the home of the world's largest database on character and character strengths, our mission is to unleash the strengths within all of us to build a better world.  We are proud to offer the only free, online, scientifically validated survey of character strengths

KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS. LIVE IN CHARACTER. SAVOR YOUR SUCCESS.

Character research shows that knowing and applying our unique character strength profile increases our life satisfaction and well-being.  Our goal at the VIA Institute is to provide simple and effective tools for each of us to learn more about our unique character strengths and our personalized pathways to happiness.  Developing your character strengths can have a significant impact on quality of life as well as a positive effect on relationships, careers and personal growth. VIA is committed to helping you through every step of your character-building journey because ultimately, we believe that people who know their highest and best selves will contribute to a better society and humanity. Start your character journey here; it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

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The VIA Survey: Lift Off

Begin your journey by completing the VIA Survey and receiving your free Character Strengths Profile.  One of the premier tools of positive psychology, this scientifically validated survey takes less than 15 minutes and is the first step in building the foundation for a better "you". 

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VIA ME! REPORTS: TAKE FLIGHT

After completing the VIA Survey, access your personalized VIA Me Report to uncover information on each of your strengths and how to nurture and utilize them in every aspect of your life.

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VIA PRO REPORTS: SOAR

Armed with a greater understanding of all of your strengths, advance to the VIA Pro Report for an in-depth exploration of your signature strengths- the strengths that make you feel the most authentic and energetic - and gain key insights into how to build your best life.

 

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VIA LIFE: JOURNEY ON

Your involvement in this global movement will propel you to develop throughout life both personally and professionally.  Use our courses and resources to continue your journey toward being happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Start by taking the free VIA Survey.

Can a Gernation be Defined by Character Strengths?
At VIA, we dipped into our database to examine the results of hundreds of thousands of people in the United States across the 4 main, living (adult) generations to see if there were trends in character strengths across the groups. See what we found out in the blog post, Character Strengths by Generations.

 

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