Many people in today's world focus almost entirely on what's wrong with themselves-- their problems, their struggles, and their stressors-- and often lose sight of what is good and strong in themselves. But, there's much more to life than problems. VIA Me! provides you with personalized information so you can take a strengths-based approach to life and shift your focus from what's wrong to what's strong.
A strengths- based approach to life:
- Is honest (acknowledges problems, but doesn't get lost in them);
- Is positive (focuses on what is best and good);
- Is empowering (encourages and advances the individual);
- Is energizing (uplifts and fuels the person);
- Is connecting (brings the person closer to others, aiding in mutual connection).
Knowing your personal character strengths -- what's best about you as a human being -- is powerful knowledge that can be used to reach your full potential with your work, your family and your relationships.
VIA Me! offers a range of tools to help individuals identify their strengths. Profiles and reports are based on responses to the VIA Inventory of Strengths Survey. The VIA Inventory of Strengths (VIA Survey) is a 120 item assessment tool developed to scientifically measure a person’s character strengths. The VIA Survey has been taken more than 1.3 million times by people worldwide. It has been translated into more than 19 languages. The VIA Youth Survey is 96 questions and is designed to measure the 24 character strengths in individuals ages 10-17.
The adult and youth versions of the VIA-IS and both require approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. However, you can start the survey and complete it at a different time. Your responses will be saved. The VIA Inventory of Strengths Surveys are available FREE through a generous grant from the Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, Cincinnati OH.
Take the VIA Inventory of Strengths (VIA Survey) or VIA Youth Survey and get your free, personalized Character Strengths Profile
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