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What are your signature strengths? A tabulation of the VIA virtues and strengths – 2009 and 2010

2 years ago in 2008, I tabulated the VIA‘s character strengths.  Here are the updates for 2009 and 2010.

Some interesting things to note:

The VIA used to stand for “Values In Action”, however, it now simply represents  the literal meaning of VIA – “the way”.  It is the way to Happiness, via our strengths.

No changes in the strengths’ names, however, there is a growing amount of positive literature and research conducted on these over the 2 years.

2009

Wisdom and Knowledge

  1. Creativity
  2. Curiosity
  3. Judgment & Open-Mindedness
  4. Love of Learning
  5. Perspective

Courage

  1. Bravery
  2. Perseverance
  3. Honesty
  4. Zest

Humanity

  1. Capacity to Love and Be Loved
  2. Kindness
  3. Social Intelligence

Justice

  1. Teamwork
  2. Fairness
  3. Leadership

Temperance

  1. Forgiveness and Mercy
  2. Modesty and Humility
  3. Prudence
  4. Self-Regulation

Transcendence

  1. Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence
  2. Gratitude
  3. Hope
  4. Humour
  5. Religiousness and Spirituality

2010

1. Wisdom and Knowledge

  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Judgment & Open-Mindedness
  • Love of Learning
  • Perspective

2. Courage

  • Bravery
  • Perseverance
  • Honesty
  • Zest

3. Humanity

  • Capacity to Love and Be Loved
  • Kindness
  • Social Intelligence

4. Justice

  • Teamwork
  • Fairness
  • Leadership

5. Temperance

  • Forgiveness & Mercy
  • Modesty & Humility
  • Prudence
  • Self-Regulation

6. Transcendence

  • Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence
  • Gratitude
  • Hope
  • Humor
  • Religiousness & Spirituality

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