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The VIA Character
Strengths Survey

Get to know your greatest strengths.

Why take the survey?

The VIA Survey is the only free, scientific survey of character strengths in the world. Take this simple, 15 minute character test and discover your greatest strengths. Research shows that knowing and using your character strengths can help you:
  • Increase happiness and well-being
  • Find meaning and purpose
  • Boost relationships
  • Manage stress and health
  • Accomplish goals


For Ages 18+


For Ages 10-17

Your privacy is important to us. We ask for your email to create an account so you can save your progress and always access your Character Strengths Profile. We do not share our email lists, and your results are private and confidential. See our Privacy Policy.

Sample Survey Question

Being able to come up with new and different ideas is one of my strong points.

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Millions of people have taken the free VIA survey to discover their greatest strengths so they can use them in their everyday lives.

How is a Report different from the free VIA Survey?

Our free survey provides your rank order list of character strengths with the strengths that are most core to your identity at the top. A VIA Report provides personalized, in-depth analysis of your character strengths, including actionable tips to apply them to find greater well-being.

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