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Use the qualities that come most naturally to you to improve your life
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Why do I need to know my Character Strengths?

Knowing your character strengths isn’t just interesting information. When skillfully applied, character strengths can actually have a significant positive impact on your life. Research shows that using your character strengths can help you:

  Buffer against, manage and overcome problems
  Improve your relationships
  Enhance health and overall well-being

The Science of Character

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The VIA Classification of Strengths

Every individual possesses all 24 character strengths in different degrees, giving each person a unique character profile. You can discover your personal character strengths profile by taking the scientifically validated VIA Survey.


VIA Handbook

The groundbreaking book, Character Strengths and Virtues, championed by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman, describes the VIA Classification of character strengths and virtues.

The Good in You

Character Strengths are the positive parts of your personality that impact how you think, feel and behave and are the keys to you being your best self. When applied effectively, they are beneficial both to you and society as a whole. They are different than your other strengths, such as your unique skills, talents, interests and resources, because character strengths reflect the "real" you — who you are at your core.

I find the concept of character strengths personally energizing. I like the idea that all strengths are strengths, not weaknesses and strengths.

- Amy