Strengths Finder

I recently took the Strengths Finder Test, you know like teh “Clifton Strengths Finder” one, but the free version, here.

My top five were Restorative, Input, Belief, Intellection and Ideation. Here is what the website says about them:

People strong in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.
Tips to Improve this Strength:
Seek out to identify problems in companies and systems.
Seek a position where you are paid to solve problems for the company’s best customers.
Look for positions where you are the person for the job when things need immediate improvement.
Plan and do celebrate the achievement when you solve a problem.
Be careful – you may feel defeated if a situation remains unsolved – continually evaluate and ask for help, if needed

People strong in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.

Tips to Improve this Strength:
Actively choose to research topics associated with your goals and company.
You enjoy and should sign up for roles with a heavy research component.
You are intrigued by facts and stories and would be a good mentor, teacher, or trainer.
Keep up on the news and info on your areas of interest – constantly be in the know in your niche.
Develop a robust system for digesting and storing the information you collect.
Seek opportunities to share your findings with others – speaking, blogging, videos, and articles.

People strong in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.

Tips to Improve this Strength:
Make efforts to discover your true passion and tie it to your work, no matter what you do.
Align, but don’t compromise, your values to that of your organization.
You respect others for learning about your family and community – give them the opportunity.
You give more value to greater levels of service than more money – let others know this.
People may not share your beliefs, but you feel they need to understand & respect – let them.

People strong in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

Tips to Improve this Strength:
Look for opportunities to capitalize on your being completely energized by thinking.
Don’t hesitate to challenge others or be challenged in your thinking.
Schedule a few long stretches of time to simply muse.
Seek to help others with books, reports, and articles and give them a report of your involvement.
Do have detailed discussions on introspection and self-discovery with interested parties.
Pressure yourself to present your thinking in efforts to enhance the clarity of your thoughts.

People strong in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

Tips to Improve this Strength:
Actively seek out positions where your ideas will be valued and encouraged.
Be a designer, sales strategies, marketing guru, or customer service rep for new products and ideas.
Search out and request ideas from others to stimulate your thinking.
Constantly think of ideas that can improve businesses and the lives of others.
You enjoy the power of words; punchy ideas stimulate your thinking – focus and play with this fact.
For decisions, you need to know that everything fits together. Be aware and plan for decisions.
If a decision seems to stand out as particularly bothersome, then check if it is an exception before worrying about it.

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2 Responses to Strengths Finder

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  2. Sara says:

    OOh… I had to take it for work, and mine were: Intellection, Input, Learner, Achiever and Ideation. Interesting overlap 🙂

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