Saturday, July 24, 2010


When someone with a psychology degree recommends a particular assessment test, I tend to want to think it's a good one. A wedding planner friend who has a psychology degree, which I guess is arguably the best tool to have in your belt if you go into that profession, recommends the VIA Survey of Character Strengths. Out of 24 different strengths, here are my Top 5:

Your Top Strength - Capacity to love and be loved. You value close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated. The people to whom you feel most close are the same people who feel most close to you.

Your Second Strength -Citizenship, teamwork, and loyalty. You excel as a member of a group. You are a loyal and dedicated teammate, you always do your share, and you work hard for the success of your group.

Your Third Strength - Curiosity and interest in the world. You are curious about everything. You are always asking questions, and you find all subjects and topics fascinating. You like exploration and discovery.

Your Fourth Strength -Hope, optimism, and future-mindedness. You expect the best in the future, and you work to achieve it. You believe that the future is something that you can control.

Your Fifth Strength -Humor and playfulness. You like to laugh and tease. Bringing smiles to other people is important to you. You try to see the light side of all situations.

Does that sound like me? I sure think so. Given that my top two strengths are to love and be loved and that I'm a loyal teammate, no wonder this break-up has been a "little" hard.

To take the test (you have to register first), click here. It's 240 questions, so it will take a few minutes. I would be curious to know what your top strengths are!

I also took a What Kind of Animal Are You? test earlier in the week and turns out, I'm a beaver. "Their conscientious attitudes makes them dependable as friends and a commitment from a beaver is like money in the bank."


  1. So, I took the quiz (while at work, don't tell my boss). My strengths were (in this order) Humor and Playfulness; Perspective (Wisdom); Social Intelligence; Capacity to love and be loved; hope, optimism, and future-mindedness! So true on all counts! Funny how that works, isn't it? Anyway, I linked back to your blog on my post. Just wanted to share you with my friends b/c I love your blog! I think we'd be great friends if our paths ever crossed!

  2. You're so sweet! Thanks for saying hi. I would love to be your friend!

  3. Those strengths define you to a T... I want to take the quiz.. maybe tomorrow while katelyn is sleeping... I'm curious to know what mine are

  4. Hi Lindsay, We've never met, but I stumbled upon your blog one day and I love it! It inspired me start my own blog. I just figured I would let you know that a random person from Auburn is reading your blog on a daily basis! Also, I hope you don't mind that I put a link on my blog.


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