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Discover how you can harness your character strengths, the positive aspects of your personality, to help you thrive.
Research Points to Two Main Reasons to Focus on Strengths
Discover why focusing on your strengths can lead to greater happiness.
What Are Your Signature Strengths?
Having and active awareness of your signature strengths can improve your well-being.
Meet an Expert
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.
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Ignite Your Strengths and Build a Life of Meaningful Stories
You have the power to create a life full of strengths-filled stories. The key...
Could A Strength Mantra Improve Your Day?
A big part of advertising is creating a slogan that people will remember, and hopefully, encourage some type of action. What if you took this "advertising" approach to your character strengths?
Heart and Character Strengths: When Love Is The Way
When you discover your strengths, you'll see how they impact all aspects of your life.
How Does Judgment Show Up In Your Career?
3 tips to help you hone your decision-making skills.
One Easy Way to Make Someone Happier
Learn how to strengths-spot in children of a very young age.
Use Your Strengths to Boost Happiness
Learn how finding new ways to activate your strengths can improve your mood.
Tips for Using Each Character Strength in a New Way
Two ideas for activating each of your 24 character strengths.
3 Questions to Help You Exercise Your Strength of Perspective
When negative thoughts are swirling...learn how to shift your focus.
Products & Tools
VIA ME Profile Report
This report presents character strengths as signature, middle and lesser and provides activities and tips on how and when to use the strengths in each category. (For ages 18+).