Have you ever given your personal strengths much thought? I know I hadn’t until I was asked to read Now Discover Your Strengths and present on my findings. As I read along I found that I was an empathizer, restorative, intellectual, adaptable, and I like to look back (context.) Here is what my strengths mean:
Empathy-I can sense the emotions of those around you. I can feel what they are feeling as though their feelings are my own.
Restorative-I love to solve problems. Whereas some are dismayed when they encounter yet another breakdown, I can be energized by it.
Intellection-I like to think and like mental activity.
Context-I look back. I look back because that is where the answers lie and to understand the present.
Adaptability-I live in the moment. I don’t see the future as a fixed destination. Instead, I see it as a place that I create out of the choices that I make right now.
This was interesting because it reaffirmed things about myself that I already knew, as well as learned things that I had never thought about. You may be wondering why you need to know your own strengths or better yet, why you need to know the strengths of those around you? In simplest terms, it’s to better yourself both at work and in everyday life. You have the opportunity to know what you are good at and how to maximize these. If you are on the management side of things, wouldn’t it be great to know how to better relate to your employees or see how you can connect two team members together? If you would like to discover your own strengths, please visit http://www.strengthsfinder.com/home.aspx.
Please feel free to share your findings with me! firstname.lastname@example.org