Frequently Asked Questions

I meet with a lot of clients who hyperfocus on lower strengths – is this common?

Yes, it’s a common immediate reaction. Just as common as someone simply looking to the bottom to see what they were not high in. It’s probably never happened where someone only read their top 5-7 strengths and stopped reading, never to be curious about or look at what was below #7. It is the role of practitioners to help individuals become aware of and embrace their highest strengths. If a person must work on a bottom strength then explore how they might use their signature strength to help them boost the lower strength.


Further questions?

Contact the VIA Institute: 

The VIA Institute on Character
312 Walnut Street, Suite 3600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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