VIA Character Strengths
Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. Marilyn Vos Savant
In his work Clive regularly refers his clients to the VIA Character Strengths Survey which can be found at VIA Me! The VIA offers a range of tools to help individuals identify their top 5 signature strengths from a pool of 24 character strengths. Your signature strengths are the those that are most likely to engage and energise you and their use has been shown to increase levels of achievement, reslience and well-being. Clive has used the VIA with young people and teachers as part of Positive Education programs, and with professional from a wide range of backgrounds as part of leadership programs, team building events, career coaching and executive coaching.
VIA Me! provides profiles and reports based on responses to the VIA Survey. This is a 240 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 17 languages and used widely in schools, universities, business, government and military settings.
There are adult and youth versions of the VIA and both require approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. However, you can start the survey and complete it at a different time. Your responses will be saved. Once completed a report will be produced that will highlight your top 5 Signature Strengths in a ranking of the 24 Character Strengths.