Friday, April 06, 2007

Strengthsfinder 2.0

I love the strengths movement in psychology. I'm completely on board with the idea that capitalizing on your strengths is better path to happiness (or success or optimal performance) than spending tons of energy on overcoming your weaknesses.

At any rate, I just took the new Strengthsfinder 2.0 assessment (www.strengthsfinder.com - you have to buy the book to get a passcode). I'd already taken the first version a few years ago, so I was interested to see how the results would compare.

Strengthsfinder 2.0 results:
Intellection
Empathy
Input
Learner
Connectedness

Strengthsfinder 1.0 results:
Input
Intellection
Connectedness
Ideation
Learner

So, as the full report results said, now I have to actually do something with this information.

Related posts
Connectedness - Strengthsfinder 2.0
Learner - Strengthsfinder 2.0
Input - Strengthsfinder 2.0
Empathy - Strengthsfinder 2.0
Intellection - Strengthsfinder 2.0
Strengthsfinder - Five Themes Together (2/24/09)

2 comments:

polarpaul said...

Did you ever read William Gibson's book, Pattern Recognition? The main character is a brand strategist of sorts.

My Strength Finder 1.0 results:
input, learner, intellection, command, analytical

My Strength Finder 2.0 results a month later after reading, Now, Discover Your Strengths:
analytical, deliberative, strategic, learner, individualization

Your line of work seems very intriguing, I'll have to look into it.

Nila said...

I haven't read that book, but I just went to check it out - looks good.

Learner and analytical hit your top 5 both times. Clearly you're a strategic thinker. How do those strengths show up in your work and other activities?