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What are your Five Strengths?

Asked by downtide (23505points) August 11th, 2012

An answer by @Pied_Pfeffer in this question got me googling for the Clifton Strengths, because I’m always interested in pop psychology. Unfortunately it appears that you can’t take the test for free, but there is a PDF here which describes the 34 themes, so you can probably pick yours out from the descriptions.

I think my strengths are Communication, Harmony, Relator, Significance and Winning Others Over,

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filmfann's avatar

fear
surprise
ruthless efficiency
an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope
nice red uniforms

I bet you weren’t expecting that

Coloma's avatar

I’d list mine as:

Communication
My good humor, overall optimism
Resourcefulness
creative thinking

Bill1939's avatar

Curiosity, compassion, logic, writing, and centrism are my strengths. However, though I have down loaded the 17 page pdf file, I have not read Clifton’s categories, so my answer might be irrelevant.

downtide's avatar

I don;t think anyone who’s posted so far has actually read it yet…

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Good luck with this question @downtide. :)

If anyone is truly curious about discovering what their Strengths are, the small price for one of the books that includes the assessment is worth it. Being able to put a name and descriptive to what these characteristics so hard-wired in me were was enlightening. I also had the SO take it, and we now have a better understanding and appreciation for how each other acts and thinks.

@downtide Here are mine:
1. Input (a collector, be it tangible or intangible)
2. Activator (the SO’s mum calls me a flibbertigibbit)
3. Command (someone not afraid to take control or to confront)
4. Ideation (a brain-stormer who makes connections between two separate ideas)
5. Individualization (sees each person as an individual)

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Here is a list of the Strengths Finder Themes that aren’t in PDF form. What’s interesting is that most people cannot identify their #1 Strength. It is so intrinsic that they often cannot recognize it.

MilkyWay's avatar

I read it.
Here are my 5 strengths:
1. Adaptability
2. Analytical
3. Arranger Learner
4. Communication Self assurance
5. Empathy Input
Boy. that was harder than I thought.

Sunny2's avatar

Adaptibility
Empathy
Harmony
Learner
Responsibility
That looks like me from my point of view.

tinyfaery's avatar

Hmm…

Arranger
Input
Context
Relator
Restorative

fremen_warrior's avatar

@filmfann I opened up the question just to say exactly what you have said xD

Ok so in my case:

Sarcasm
Paranoia
Endurance
Willpower
Thinking

bkcunningham's avatar

Belief
Consistency
Empathy
Includer
Positivity

augustlan's avatar

Communication
Empathy
Ideation
Intellection
Restorative

It was really hard to choose the top five, and I have no idea what order the ones I’ve chosen would fall in.

athenasgriffin's avatar

Mine kind of fall into categories of myself.

Deliberative and Self Assurance
Input and Intellection
and Connectedness

I couldn’t order them, but I would definitely say people see the deliberative first, it is the way I deal with the world. The intellection and input I mostly consider weaknesses, and connectedness and self assurance are just who I am, not really what I do.

amujinx's avatar

This is interesting. I’m going to have to do a real assessment at some point.

I would guess my 5 strengths are:

Analytical
Competition
Deliberative
Input
Intellection

bookish1's avatar

Communication
Context
Empathy
Intellection
Discipline

hearkat's avatar

Analytical
Ideation
Empathy
Intellection
Arranger

linguaphile's avatar

I took the test—it IS worth it. I learned more about myself by taking the test—what I thought about myself was really broadened with the test results.

Input
Ideation
Context
Strategic
Connectedness

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