Linda O

Linda O
Glamorous Me

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Finding Strength Themes

After reading a post by the lovely and talented Rednosed Bozoette ( http://bozoette.typepad.com/) several months ago, telling us about her "strengths," I bought the book she mentioned, StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (http://www.strengthsfinder.com/). Like many other nonfiction, self-help books I buy, it sat unread and unused in a visible spot (hoping I'd notice it) for weeks. A few days ago, I finally opened the secret pouch at the back of the book to get my personal code so I could take their online exam to find my strength themes.

I'll share my results with you. I think they're pretty much on target. Now, what do I do with them?
  • Positivity: People 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.
  • Empathy: People who are especially talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other
    people by imagining themselves in others’ lives or others’ situations.
  • Connectedness: People who are especially talented 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.
  • Strategic: People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed.
    Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
  • Input: People 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.
Guess I might have to read the book.

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