Learn Your Character Strengths...
Live Your Potential...
The VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a simple self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes and provides a wealth of information to help you understand your core characteristics. Most personality tests focus on negative and neutral traits, but the VIA Survey focuses on your best qualities.
"Of all the positive psychology tools I use I still find the VIA Survey the most simple, compelling and effective tool to help leaders and employees immediately create positive changes for themselves, their team and their organization.”
Michelle, Workplace Well-being Teacher
Created under the direction of Dr. Martin Seligman, the "father of Positive Psychology" and Dr. Christopher Peterson, distinguished scientist at the University of Michigan, the VIA Survey is regarded as a central tool of positive psychology and has been used in hundreds of research studies and taken by over 5 million people in over 190 countries resulting in better workplaces... schools... teams...LIVES the world over.
Go to the website www.viacharacter.org and take the survey that is offered free of charge. Use the tools and aids offered on the website to learn clearly what your signature strengths are and how to honor them and move in them.
This activity stands alone as a life giving practice of positive psychology. Learn to practice character strengths in addition to the daily activities suggested in Positivit. Character research shows that knowing and applying our unique character strengths give us an opportunity for the experiences of positive emotion, engagement, healthy relationships, meaning and accomplishment in our daily lives. Developing your character strengths can have a significant impact on quality of life.