The VIA survey immediately provided me a new way to view myself and others more accurately and fully.
To see others light up when they discover their strengths, then realize the potential that lies within, is one of the most gratifying parts of my work.
Movies are an art-form highly suited for inspiring character strengths and helping in the discovery, understanding and exploration of these positive aspects in human beings. Ryan Niemiec (VIA's education director) and Danny Wedding explore 1,500 examples in their book Positive Psychology at the Movies, 2nd edition (2014). They explain that the best positive psychology movies meet the following criteria: