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Knowing who you are is essential when seeking success, but what sort of person are you? Recent research has created a system that clarifies the pattern of strengths that makes each of us unique.

To achieve success you need to understand the unique combination of strengths that are the essence of your character. This is a concept that psychologists have started studying in more detail.

The VIA classification system

In the early 2000s, a three-year study involving 55 distinguished scientists at the nonprofit VIA Institute on Character examined positive traits of character: the result is the “VIA classification of character strengths and virtues.” ...

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