I re-read my “signature themes” from the StrengthsFinder test I took a while back after reading the book. I’m always amazed at how accurate these personality tests are.
I was reminded that my top five tendencies are:
I try to avoid confrontation at all costs and instead look for areas of agreement. When others are debating (even in a friendly tone), I tend to keep quiet. “Wouldn’t we all be more productive if we kept our opinions in check and instead looked for consensus and support?” is my motto – for better or worse.
Taking something that’s good and making it great is thrilling. I think this is why I enjoy the editing process.
I live with a mental hum. I’m constantly rolling over a problem in my head, developing an idea or trying understand another person’s feelings. In a word, I’m introspective.
I feel all people should be treated the same, no matter what their station in life. I believe in creating environments where the rules are clear and are applied to everyone equally.
Without a clear focus and line of site, I get frustrated very quickly. Focus forces me to filter; I instinctively evaluate whether or not a particular action will move me toward my goal. I’m constantly setting goals and timelines. I love feeling productive.
If you haven’t taken the StrengthsFinder or read the book, I highly recommend it. Understanding how your mind works can help you avoid emotional frustration!
Has anyone read Wellbeing or taken the corresponding test?