The 24 character strengths are based on six classes of virtues:

  • Wisdom and Knowledge (Creativity, curiosity, Judgment, Love of Learning, Perspective)
  • Courage (Bravery, Perseverance, Honesty, Zest)
  • Humanity (Love, Kindness, Social Intelligence)
  • Justice (Teamwork, Fairness, Leadership)
  • Temperance (Forgiveness, Humility, Prudence, Self-Regulation)
  • Transcendence (Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence, Gratitude, Hope, Humor, Spirituality).


Our strengths and their combinations reflect the best version of ourselves and impact how we think, feel, and behave. Using your character strengths can help you develop and:

  • Enhance health, well-being and overall happiness
  • Buffer against, manage, and overcome problems
  • Improve your relationships, also when you focus on the strengths in others instead of on their weaknesses


Your result of the VIACharacter test shows your top 5 character strengths. Think about activities in a day that you enjoyed: Which of your character strengths did these reflect? How can you use your top strengths more in all activities?

Find more tips here:


Write down your name and top 5 character strengths and a small note on how, when and where you can benefit from the use of them from this point on

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
– Abraham Lincoln