My current favorite survey to develop initial awareness of your strengths is the VIA Signature Strength Survey offered on the Authentic Happiness website. VIA is short for values in action.
The survey is free and takes about 30 to 40 minutes. After completing the survey you can get the results of your 5 signature strengths. According to the research in Positive Psychology people who know their strengths and use their strengths on a daily basis report a higher level of happiness.
I have listed my strengths in the about me section of this blog. They are:
(1) humor and playfulness;
(3) creativity, ingenuity, and originality;
(4) love of learning; and,
(5) spirituality and sense of purpose.
I strongly encourage you to take this survey. I plan to have a number of entries on the signature strengths in the near future.