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What are superpowers? 
In the science of happiness, and the field of positive psychology, superpowers are your top inner strengths, your top character strengths!

Character strengths are the positive parts of your personality that make you feel authentic and engaged. Your TOP strengths are your superpowers!

Researchers and scientists have discovered there are 24 character strengths. Everyone possesses ALL 24 character strengths in differing degrees, so each person is truly unique. You are unique! And the really super-exciting part? Research has shown that identifying your character strengths and focusing on your TOP character strengths can help you: 

  • Improve your relationships

  • Enhance your overall wellbeing

  • Build your resilience

  • Strengthen your ability to overcome problems

  • Make you happier

  • And so much more!

How do you find your top character strengths, your superpowers? 

The leader in character strengths is the VIA Institute on Character. They created the VIA Character Survey. The VIA Survey has been used in hundreds of research studies and taken by millions of people all over the world resulting in better lives, workplaces, schools, teams and more! Taking the survey will reveal your 24 strengths and where they fall. Your top 5 strengths are your superpowers! Focusing on your superpowers will bring you happiness, create resilience and help you flourish in every part of your life. And when you focus on the superpowers of those around you, they become happier and more fulfilled, too. ​

Why Focus on Strengths?

From Let it Ripple Films, this film explores the neuroscience and social science behind character strengths and how we can shape who we are and who we want to be. 

When asked to choose between focusing on strengths or focusing on weaknesses, most people choose to focus on their weaknesses, thinking that’s where they need the improvement.

However, science and research show that focusing on strengths not only makes people happier, it makes them more successful.  And it’s also shown that companies that focus on what’s good about their company, or where they are strong, become more successful, too.

Knowing and tapping into strengths can help:

  • Individuals be happier, improve health and have better relationships

  • Boost performance at school and work

  • Employees become more engaged

  • Accomplish goals

  • So much more!

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