My Top Five Strengths
Inspired by @jessicaz. I did the Strengthsfinder assessment as part of a career development workshop. Based on the Gallup definitions for each strength, it feels pretty accurate.
- •Context"You look back. You look back because that is where the answers lie. You look back to understand the present."
- •Empathy"You can sense the emotions of those around you. You can feel what they are feeling as though their feelings are your own. Intuitively, you are able to see the world through their eyes and share their perspective."
- •Input"You are inquisitive. You collect things. You might collect information -- words, facts, books, and quotations -- or you might collect tangible objects such as butterflies, baseball cards, porcelain dolls, or sepia photographs. Whatever you collect, you collect it because it interests you"
- •Intellection"You like to think. You like mental activity. You like exercising the "muscles" of your brain, stretching them in multiple directions. This need for mental activity may be focused; for example, you may be trying to solve a problem or develop an idea or understand another person's feelings."
- •Individualization"Your Individualization theme leads you to be intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. You are impatient with generalizations or "types" because you don't want to obscure what is special and distinct about each person. Instead, you focus on the differences between individuals."