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My Strength’s Defined!

The Clifton Strengths Finder Test, a web based assessment measuring an individual’s top five “signature themes.” The online quiz can only be accessed with the purchase of Strength’s Finder 2.0 book.

The book explains how to discover your God-given talents to inspire your community. In it, it describes the difference between strengths, talents, knowledge, and skill, in which a strength (the ability to provide consistent, near perfect performance in a given activity) is made up of talents, knowledge, and skill.

While knowledge is “what you know through education or training,” skills are “the basic ability to move through the fundamental steps of a task.” Talents are “naturally reoccurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied.” Signature Themes are the five categories in which your talents are the greatest.

The book lists 34 possible “Signature Themes.” Of them, your “‘top five’ are unique to you.” In fact, one’s strengths are so unique that the book boldly states that “your chances of meeting someone with your same Signature Themes, regardless of order, are less than 1 in 275,000. And, incredible as it may seem, there is only 1 in 33 million chance that you will meet someone whose Signature Themes match yours and are in the same order.”

Below, I’ve included a list of the 34 possible themes.
My “top five” themes follow afterwards with a short description of each.

34 Themes:
Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberative, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

 My Top Five (in order):

ConnectednessPeople who are especiallytalented in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason

EmpathyPeople who are especially talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others’ lives or others’ situations.

PositivityPeople who are especially talented in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.

InputPeople who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.

FuturisticPeople who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.

I look forward to having my family take these tests and we learn how we complement each other and how to better understand one another.  I will post about it when we all have it done.

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October 22, 2009 - Posted by | Favorites and Cool Finds, On My Heart

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