strengths

from Strengthsfinder (GALLUP)

restorative

  • Loves to solve problems.

  • Enjoys the challenge of analyzing the symptoms, identifying what is wrong, and finding the solution.

  • Enjoys bringing things back to life. It is a wonderful feeling to identify the undermining factor(s), eradicate them, and restore something to its true glory.


connectedness

  • Believes things happen for a reason

  • Gains confidence from knowing that we are not isolated from one another or from the earth and the life on it

  • Feels that if we are all part of a larger picture, then we must not harm others because we will be harming ourselves. We must not exploit because we will be exploiting ourselves. Awareness of these responsibilities creates my value system.

  • Considerate, caring, and accepting; certain of the unity of humankind

  • A bridge builder for people of different cultures


harmony

  • Looks for areas of agreement.

  • Believes there is little to be gained from conflict and friction, seeks to hold them to a minimum.

  • Tries to find the common ground when people hold differing views

  • Steers away from confrontation and toward harmony.


empathy

  • Senses emotions of those around

  • Feels what they are feeling as though their feelings were my own

  • Intuitively, able to see the world through others’ eyes and share their perspective without necessarily agreeing with it

  • Hears the unvoiced questions, anticipates the needs

  • Helps others find the right phrases to express their feelings—to themselves as well as to others, helps give voice to their emotional life


DEVELOPER

  • Sees the potential in others

  • Sees each individual as a work in progress, alive with possibilities. Drawn toward people for this very reason. When interacting with others, the goal is to help them experience success, seeking ways to challenge them

  • Signs of growth in others is my fuel, bringing strength and satisfaction


activator

  • Believes that only action can make things happen and leads to performance

  • Can’t not act once a decision is made

  • Believes action and thinking are not opposites; action is the best device for learning.

  • Believes learning informs the next action and the next.


command

  • Feels compelled to take charge

  • Not frightened by confrontation; rather, knows that confrontation is the first step toward resolution

  • Feels compelled to present the facts or the truth, no matter how unpleasant it may be

  • Needs things to be clear between people and challenge them to be clear-eyed and honest

  • Encourages others to take risks.


adaptability

  • Lives in the moment

  • Responds willingly to the demands of the moment

  • Flexible,can stay productive when the demands of work pull in many different directions at once.


responsibility

  • Takes psychological ownership for commitments, feels emotionally bound to follow it through to completion

  • When assigning new responsibilities, people will look to you first because they know it will get done


achiever

  • Holds a constant need for achievement, which inspires energy to work long hours without burning out

  • Possesses an internal fire burning inside, fueling the need to do more, achieve more