OVERVIEW

In order to help you maximize your personal and professional potential, we believe it is important for you to discover your innate character strengths.

The VIA Institute on Character’s Survey of Character Strengths is a simple (and, free!) 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 Survey of Character Strengths focuses on your best qualities to help you maximize your personal and professional potential.

Created under the direction of Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman – the “father of positive psychology” – and author of Authentic Happiness and Flourish, and Dr. Christopher Peterson – distinguished scientist at the University of Michigan and author of A Primer in Positive Psychology, and validated by Robert McGrath, Ph.D., the VIA Survey of Character Strengths 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… better schools… better teams… and, better lives — the world over.