Inspiring Purpose

Civic Character > Effective Contributors

1. What to do...

If you are struggling to identify your strengths, why not take the VIA survey?

1. Look at the qualities in the box, rank these in the order that best describe you, with No. 1 being your strongest quality.
2. Select the quality you ranked No. 1 and write a short statement that explains the quality that best describes you. Provide an example of how you display it in everyday life.
3. Select the quality you most need to work on and write a short statement that explains the quality. Provide an example of what you can do to work on improving that quality in everyday life.

Helpful - I am willing to help other people.
Thoughtful - I think about others’ needs and consider what I could do to help.
Involved - I am an active member of different groups or organizations and/or I volunteer and help out in my school or community.
Generous - I give more than is usual or necessary.
Charitable - I show kindness when I talk about others, and do not judge or criticize.
Committed - I feel dedicated and loyal to a cause, activity, or my work.
Purposeful - I have a plan, aim or hope for something that I can or want to do that means something to me and that can have an impact on my community and my world.

2. Use the examples below to help...

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