VIA-IS (Peterson, Park, Seligman, 2005)
1 I find the world a very interesting place.
2 I always go out of my way to attend educational events.
3 I always identify the reasons for my actions
4 Being able to come up with new and different ideas is one of my strong points.
5 I am very aware of my surroundings.
6 I always have a broad outlook on what is going on.
7 I have taken frequent stands in the face of strong opposition.
8 I never quit a task before it is done.
9 I always keep my promises.
10 I am never too busy to help a friend.
11 I am always willing to take risks to establish a relationship.
12 I never miss group meetings or team practices.
13 I always admit when I am wrong.
14 In a group, I try to make sure everyone feels included.
15 I have no trouble eating healthy foods.
16 I have never deliberately hurt anyone.
17 It is important to me that I live in a world of beauty.
18 I always express my thanks to people who care about me.
19 I always looks on the bright side.
20 I am a spiritual person.
21 I am always humble about the good things that have happened to me.
22 Whenever my friends are in a gloomy mood, I try to tease them out of it.
23 I want to fully participate in life, not just view it from the sidelines.
24 I always let bygones be bygones.
25 I am never bored.
26 I love to learn new things.
27 I always examine both sides of an issue.
28 When someone tells me how to do something, I automatically think of alternative ways to get the same thing done.
29 I know how to handle myself in different social situations.
30 Regardless of what is happening, I keep in mind what is most important.
31 I have overcome an emotional problem by facing it head on.
32 I always finish what I start.
33 My friends tell me that I know how to keep things real.
34 I really enjoy doing small favors for friends.
35 There are people in my life who care as much about my feelings and well‐being as they do about their own.
36 I really enjoy being a part of a group.
37 Being able to compromise is an important part of who I am.
38 As a leader, I treat everyone equally well regardless of his or her experience.
39 Even when candy or cookies are under my nose, I never overeat.
40 “Better safe than sorry” is one of my favorite mottoes.
41 The goodness of other people almost brings tears to my eyes.
42 I get chills when I hear about acts of great generosity.
43 I can always find the positive in what seems negative to others.
44 I practice my religion.
45 I do not like to stand out in a crowd.
46 Most people would say I am fun to be with.
47 I never dread getting up in the morning.
48 I rarely hold a grudge.
49 I am always busy with something interesting.
50 I am thrilled when I learn something new.
51 I make decisions only when I have all of the facts.
52 I like to think of new ways to do things.
53 No matter what the situation, I am able to fit in.
54 My view of the world is an excellent one.
55 I never hesitate to publicly express an popular opinion.
56 I am a goal‐oriented person.
57 I believe honesty is the basis for trust.
58 I go out of my way to cheer up people who appear down.
59 There are people who accept my shortcomings.
60 I am an extremely loyal person.
61 I treat all people equally regardless of who they might be.
62 One of my strengths is helping a group of people work well together even when they have their differences.
63 I am a highly disciplined person.
64 I always think before I speak.
65 I experience deep emotions when I see beautiful things.
66 At least once a day, I stop and co t my blessings.
67 Despite challenges, I always remain hopeful about the future.
68 My faith never deserts me during hard times.
69 I do not act as if I am special person
70 I welcome the opportunity to brighten someone elseʹs day with laughter.
71 I never approach things halfheartedly.
72 I never seek vengeance.
73 I am always curious about the world.
74 Every day, I look forward to the opportunity to learn and grow.
75 I value my ability to think critically.
76 I pride myself on being original.
77 I have the ability to make other people feel interesting.
78 I have never steered a friend wrong by giving bad advice.
79 I must stand up for what I believe even if there are negative results.
80 I finish things despite obstacles in the way.
81 I tell the truth even if it hurts.
82 I love to make other people happy.
83 I am the most important person in someone else’s life.
84 I work at my very best when I am a group member.
85 Everyone’s rights are equally important to me.
86 I am very good at planning group activities.
87 I control my emotions.
88 My friends believe that I make smart choices about what I say and do.
89 I see beauty that other people pass by without noticing.
90 If I receive a gift, I always let the person who gave it know I appreciated it.
91 I have a clear picture in my mind about what I want to happen in the future.
92 My life has a strong purpose.
93 I never brag about my accomplishments.
94 I try to have f in all kinds of situations.
95 I love what I do.
96 I always allow others to leave their mistakes in the past and make a fresh start.
97 I am excited by many different activities.
98 I am a true life‐long learner.
99 My friends value my objectivity.
100 I am always coming up with new ways to do things.
101 I always know what makes someone tick.
102 People describe me as “wise beyond my years.”
103 I call for action while others talk.
104 I am a hard worker.
105 My promises can be trusted.
106 I have voluntarily helped a neighbor in the last month.
107 My family and close friends cannot do anything that would make me stop loving them.
108 I never bad‐mouth my group to outsiders.
109 I give everyone a chance.
110 To be an effective leader, I treat everyone the same.
111 I never want things that are bad for me in the longer , even if they make me feel good in the shorter.
112 I always avoid activities that are physically dangerous.
113 I have often been left speechless by the beauty depicted in a movie.
114 I am an extremely grateful person.
115 If I get a bad grade or evaluation, I focus on the next opportunity, and plan to do better.
116 In the past 24 hours, I have spent 30 minutes in prayer, meditation or contemplation.
117 I am proud that I am an ordinary person.
118 I try to add some humor to whatever I do.
119 I look forward to each new day.
120 I believe it is best to forgive and forget.
121 I have many interests.
122 I always go out of my way to visit museums.
123 When the topic calls for it, I can be a highly rational thinker.
124 My friends say that I have lots of new and different ideas.
125 I always get along well with people I have just met.
126 I am always able to look at things and see the big picture.
127 I always stand up for my beliefs.
128 I do not give up.
129 I am true to my own values.
130 I always call my friends when they are sick.
131 I always feel the presence of love in my life.
132 It is important for me to maintain harmony within my group.
133 I am strongly committed to principles of justice and equality
134 I believe that our human nature brings us together to work for common goals.
135 I can always stay on a diet.
136 I think through the consequences every time before I act.
137 I am always aware of the natural beauty in the environment.
138 I go to extremes to acknowledge people who are good to me.
139 I have a plan for what I want to be doing five years from now.
140 My faith makes me who I am.
141 I prefer to let other people talk about themselves.
142 I never allow a gloomy situation to take away my sense of humor.
143 I have lots of energy.
144 I am always willing to give someone a chance to make amends.
145 I can find something of interest in any situation.
146 I read all of the time.
147 Thinking things through is part of who I am.
148 I am an original thinker.
149 I am good at sensing what other people are feeling.
150 I have a mature view on life.
151 I always face my fears.
152 I never get sidetracked when I work.
153 I take pride in not exaggerating who or what I am.
154 I am as excited about the good fort e of others as I am about my own.
155 I can express love to someone else.
156 Without exception, I support my teammates or fellow group members.
157 I refuse to take credit for work I have not done.
158 My friends always tell me I am a strong but fair leader.
159 I can always say “enough is enough.”
160 I always keep straight right from wrong.
161 I greatly appreciate all forms of art.
162 I feel thankful for what I have received in life.
163 I know that I will succeed with the goals I set for myself.
164 I believe that each person has a purpose in life.
165 I rarely call attention to myself.
166 I have a great sense of humor.
167 I cannot wait to get started on a project.
168 I rarely try to get even.
169 It is very easy for me to entertain myself.
170 If I want to know something, I immediately go to the library or the Internet and look it up.
171 I always weigh the pro’s and con’s.
172 My imagination stretches beyond that of my friends.
173 I am aware of my own feelings and motives.
174 Others come to me for advice.
175 I have overcome pain and disappointment.
176 I stick with whatever I decide to do.
177 I would rather die than be phony.
178 I enjoy being kind to others.
179 I can accept love from others.
180 Even if I disagree with them, I always respect the leaders of my group.
181 Even if I do not like someone, I treat him or her fairly.
182 As a leader, I try to make all group members happy.
183 Without exception, I do my tasks at work or school or home by the time they are due.
184 I am a very careful person.
185 I am in awe of simple things in life that others might take for granted
186 When I look at my life, I find many things to be grateful for.
187 I am confident that my way of doing things will work out for the best.
188 I believe in a universal power, a god.
189 I have been told that modesty is one of my most notable characteristics.
190 I find satisfaction in making others smile or laugh.
191 I can hardly wait to see what life has in store for me in the weeks and years ahead.
192 I am usually willing to give someone another chance.
193 I think my life is extremely interesting.
194 I read a huge variety of books.
195 I try to have good reasons for my important decisions.
196 In the last month I have found an original solution to a problem in my life.
197 I always know what to say to make people feel good.
198 I may not say it to others, but I consider myself to be a wise person.
199 I always speak up in protest when I hear someone say mean things.
200 When I make plans, I am certain to make them work.
201 My friends always tell me I am down to earth.
202 I am thrilled when I can let others share the spotlight.
203 I have a neighbor or someone at work or school that I really care about as a person.
204 It is important to me to respect decisions made by my group.
205 I believe that everyone should have a say.
206 For me, practice is as importance as performance.
207 As a leader, I believe that everyone in the group should have a say in what the group does.
208 I always make careful choices.
209 I often have a craving to experience great art, such as music, drama, or paintings.
210 I feel a profound sense of appreciation every day.
211 If I feel down, I always think about what is good in my life.
212 My beliefs make my life important.
213 No one would ever describe me as arrogant.
214 I believe life is more of a playground than a battlefield.
215 I awaken with a sense of excitement about the dayʹs possibilities.
216 I do not want to see anyone suffer, even my worst enemy.
217 I really enjoy hearing about other co tries and cultures.
218 I love to read nonfiction books for f .
219 My friends value my good judgment.
220 I have a powerful urge to do something original during this next year.
221 It is rare that someone can take advantage of me.
222 Others consider me to be a wise person.
223 I am a brave person.
224 When I get what I want, it is because I worked hard for it.
225 Others trust me to keep their secrets.
226 I always listen to people talk about their problems.
227 I easily share feelings with others
228 I gladly sacrifice my self‐interest for the benefit of the group I am in.
229 I believe that it is worth listening to everyone’s opinions.
230 When I am in a position of authority, I never blame others for problems.
231 I exercise on a regular basis.
232 I cannot imagine lying or cheating.
233 I have created something of beauty in the last year.
234 I have been richly blessed in my life.
235 I expect the best.
236 I have a calling in my life.
237 People are drawn to me because I am humble.
238 I am known for my good sense of humor.
239 People describe me as full of zest.
240 I try to respond with understanding when someone treats me badly.