Bring your character strengths to life & live more fully.

When you discover your greatest strengths, you learn to use them to handle stress and life challenges, become happier, and develop relationships with those who matter most to you. What are your strengths?

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Bring your character strengths to life & live more fully.

When you discover your greatest strengths, you learn to use them to handle stress and life challenges, become happier, and develop relationships with those who matter most to you. What are your strengths?

Take the free survey
The science of strengths.
The practice of wellbeing.

What are Character Strengths?

Your character strengths are the qualities that come most naturally to you. Every individual possesses all 24 character strengths in different degrees, giving each person a unique character profile. When you know your strengths, you can improve your life and thrive. Research reveals that people who use their strengths a lot are 18x more likely to be flourishing than those who do not use their strengths.

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Who is VIA?

The VIA Institute on Character helps people change their lives by tapping into the power of their own greatest strengths. Established as non-profit organization in 2001, we set out - and continue to - advance both the science and practice of character, and empower those on their strengths-building journey. That's why we make our research accessible to everyone and offer the VIA Survey free of charge, worldwide.

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Understand Your Strengths More Deeply

Profile Reports

After you discover your strengths with the free VIA survey, take the next step with our profile reports. They help you explore every aspect of your strengths constellation in a deeper, richer way so that you can more fully apply your strengths in your everyday life.

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Coaches, Leaders & Educators

Integrate character strengths strategies into your work and help others on their journeys of self-discovery and problem-solving. See our wide range of professional resources.

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Researchers

VIA collaborates with researchers across the globe to provide free access to the VIA Survey and raw data for use in hundreds of research studies. Read studies or get help conducting your own.

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