What Are Character Strengths?

Character Strengths are the positive qualities that come naturally to you - such as love, hope, creativity and fairness - that impact the way you think, feel and behave in all aspects of your life. Character strengths are viewed as "who we are," in other words, they are part of our core identity.

The VIA 24 character strengths are considered to be the backbone of the study of what is "right" with people, and may occupy the most central role in the field of positive psychology as pleasure, flow, engagement and other positive experiences are enabled by good character. 

To discover your character strengths, take the only free, scientifically-validated survey of character strengths in the world, the VIA Survey. 

 
 
 

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