Character Strengths Survey

The VIA Institute on Character was established in 2001 by Dr. Neal Mayerson. It created a survey to measure 24 character strengths in six areas: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendance. Multiple research studies have indicated that some of these strengths are particularly valuable (even above demographic variables, social support, self-esteem, life satisfaction, positive affect, self-efficacy, and optimism) when it comes to resilience. The survey is free, takes 10-15 minutes, and can be found at the following URL:

Author: Michael Hebert

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