My Holiday wish for you is for you to know how FABULOUS you are. In 2009 I will be moving into sharing more around Reinvention. A key component of reinvention is to know what your strengths are- and put them into action. I am off to go on vacation. Over the holiday's I hope you take some tome to take this test and discover your own strenghts. If 2009 has taught us anything, I believe that we have seen that character matters deeply. Results driven by greed, lying and cover ups are not success and will ultimately crumble.
I have great respect for the work of Drs. Peterson and Seligman 2005) came up with 6 virtues and 24 strengths.
Inventory of strengths
What they came up with was the 'Values in Action Inventory of Strengths' (VIA-IS) which, in a moment, I'll suggest you take. But first a bit of background so that you can understand what it means.
(2005) came up with 6 virtues and 24 strengths. The core virtues are those identified by philosophers, religious thinkers and others as being central to a 'good character' - these are the six main headings in the list below. The 24 character strengths, meanwhile, are those characteristics of individuals that contribute towards these virtues. These are listed under the virtue to which they contribute.
Love of learning
Capacity to love and receive love
Appreciation of excellence and beauty
Take the survey
The VIA-IS can be taken for free at http://www.viasurvey.org/, a site run by the VIA institute. You need to register and then the site will save your results so you can always revisit and check your strength