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What do you value most in life? [quiz]

A character virtue is a core characteristic in human nature. Cross-cultural research has found that character virtues are grounded in biology, as they are the characteristics of humanity that survived the evolutionary process because they aid us in solving important tasks necessary for survival of the species. The six character virtues defined by psychologists are wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence.

Everyday choices are guided by a person’s strongest character virtue, and show what they value most in life. This personality quiz,based on a psychometrically validated personality test developed by expert psychologists, will help you discover what your defining character virtue is and how it can help guide your future life choices.

Questions adapted from Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification


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Recent Comments

  1. Martin Smith

    This was an odd quiz. For several questions there was no way of ranking the responses because all or almost all were true and equally so. The result I was given gave me nothing I didn’t already know.

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