What are your strengths? These are my strengths…

Roughly one year ago I bought StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath. By buying the book I was entitled to a online assessment to identify my personal strengths which, of course, I did. Last week I found the result from the online assessment lying in a drawer.

So, according to the assessment these are my five top strength themes.
– Arranger
– Futuristic
– Individualization
– Responsibility
– Learner

But what does each of these mean? How well do they concur with my own perception of myself?
This is how StrengthsFinder 2.0 defines these topics

”People who are especially talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity”.

”People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future”.

”People who are especially talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively”.

”People who are especially talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty”.

”People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them”.

Overall I must say that these strengths concur pretty well with my own perception of myself. I do want to continuously improve and learn. I do take responsibility for my actions. I try to be a visionary. I always think of how to organize for maximum productivity given the available resources. But it is not my perception of myself that matters, it is everyone else perception of me that really matters. I can only hope that I’m perceived to have these strengths.

The assessment report included 50(!) action proposals that will help me to apply my strengths. Next step is definitely to read them and maybe carry our some of them.

Do you want to know your personal strengths? Do the test! I can only recommend it!