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Character Survey

December 20, 2008

I found the link to this very interesting survey from Matticus’s blog here. It sounded very interesting, so I decided to take it. To read more about it, you can head over to his blog and check it out.

It tells you what your Character Strengths are (and I don’t mean your WoW Characters). I do feel that it does relate a lot to how I play the game though, and how I deal with things in life in general.

VIA Survey on Character (VIA-IS): Identifies how you exhibit the 24 VIA character strengths in top-down order, beginning with your top five signature strengths.”

If you would also like to try out the survey, check it out at http://www.viasurvey.org. It took less than 15 minutes for me, even though it is 240 questions.

Here are my results:

Your Top Character Strength

Appreciation of beauty and excellence
You notice and appreciate beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in all domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience.

Your Second Character Strength

Creativity, ingenuity, and originality
Thinking of new ways to do things is a crucial part of who you are. You are never content with doing something the conventional way if a better way is possible.

Your Third Character Strength

Fairness, equity, and justice
Treating all people fairly is one of your abiding principles. You do not let your personal feelings bias your decisions about other people. You give everyone a chance.

Your Fourth Character Strength

Forgiveness and mercy
You forgive those who have done you wrong. You always give people a second chance. Your guiding principle is mercy and not revenge.

Your Fifth Character Strength

Love of learning
You love learning new things, whether in a class or on your own. You have always loved school, reading, and museums-anywhere and everywhere there is an opportunity to learn.

I think it got me pretty spot on. It really made me realize some things I didn’t really notice about myself, mostly the third and forth points. Maybe I am a little too forgiving, and maybe I do give everyone second and third chances when they don’t really deserve it. Sounds a lot like my problems in <Paradigm Shift>.

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