The VIA Institute of Character states your character strengths are the qualities that come most naturally to you. Using these qualities on a daily basis will significantly improve your life.
The quiz is free at viacharacter.org, but they do use your information to further their study.
My top 5 character strengths:
- Appreciation of Beauty & Exellence
- Love of Learning
And if you want to take this a step further, Yale University has a free course of their most popular class, “The Science of Happiness”. This quiz being one of the first things you do.
I just started the course this week and if you’re interested, you can find it at coursera.com.