No matter where you are in life—working toward a goal, longing for a better relationship, searching for happiness, or feeling content and settled—focusing on your character strengths adds a whole new dimension. Recent research shows that when you understand and activate your positive personality traits, you become more resilient, manage stress better, and find greater fulfillment in life.

In The Power of Character Strengths: Appreciate and Ignite Your Positive Personality, you’ll be expertly guided by leading authorities through your 24 strengths. You’ll soon see all the ways these strengths are your best-kept secret for boosting your well-being. Discover how to appreciate what’s best in you, unleash your highest potential, and reach your life goals. Additionally, you can improve your relationships by recognizing and encouraging these strengths in the people you care about most.

As a bonus, you’ll practice putting your strengths into action with Character Strengths Builder, an easy-to-learn, four-step, research-backed program.

Your adventure lies ahead, and The Power of Character Strengths is your must-have resource for building your best life!

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Meet the Authors

Dr. Ryan Niemiec
Ryan M. Niemiec, PsyD, is author or co-author of nine books, an award-winning psychologist and a widely traveled international speaker. As education director of the global nonprofit, VIA Institute on Character, he's a leading voice in the education, research, and practice of character strengths. He lives with his family, which includes three young and zestful children, near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Robert McGrath
Dr. Robert McGrath, Senior Scientist, received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University and is currently a Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in the School of Psychology. He directs Integrated Care for the Underserved of Northeastern New Jersey, a program offering free brief behavioral interventions to low-income primary care patients. Dr. McGrath also maintains an active research program in methodology, measurement and professional issues. He has authored over 250 publications and presentations, including several books on research methodology, and is a contributor to APA Books’ multi-volume reference The Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology.