Character strengths are 24 positive personality traits – like fairness and perseverance – that reflect who you are when at your most authentic, highest performing, best self. They are your go-to resources to elevate your work, relationships, and ability to feel good and function well in all domains of life.
This image depicts the VIA Classification of Character Strengths and Virtues, a groundbreaking, scientific framework of the 24 human traits that are valued around the world, across religions, and throughout history.
Each strength is classified into the virtue category it helps to cultivate. For instance, the character strength creativity cultivates wisdom, which helps you learn, grow, and create. The character strength bravery is a component of courage, which helps you accomplish goals and overcome obstacles. Kindness is part of the humanity virtue, which helps you build strong relationships.