Intellection - Strengthsfinder 2.0

Let me start by saying I am not a Strengthsfinder 2.0 expert. I am a person who loves tools for introspection. When I did the first version of the Strengthsfinder from Now, Discover Your Strengths, and read my results, it was like a heavy weight had been lifted from me. These traits of mine that I thought were flaws or weaknesses were presented to me in a whole new light as strengths! Being a curious soul, when the second version came out, I bought the book and did the test just to see the degree of consistency. Strengthsfinder 2.0 said my Top Five Themes are Intellection, Empathy, Input, Learner and Connectedness. The difference between version 1 and 2.0? Empathy came in and Ideation went out. Anyway, I've recently become re-interested in this information. So, I'm going to explore each of the themes a little more.


My Strengthsfinder 2.0 report says "People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions."

How Intellection shows up in my life: I have the ability to get lost in a sort of mental reverie. I hear ideas within things that other people say and then I spin those around in my head, looking at them from all angles to follow a thought trail. Often, in conversations, people will think that I've "checked out" or am disinterested or even disagree. They'll say, "you have nothing to say about this do you?" The reality is that I'm thinking through those possibilities. I'm rarely good at giving thoughts on the spot. I tell people I need to let things absorb and then I'll get back to them. I carry a journal with me every where I go so that I can record thoughts and ideas. When not spinning in my own head with Intellection, the theme has me seeking out deeper conversations. I'm uncomfortable with small talk, but could sit for hours having discussions about behavior, politics, religion, science, etc.

Here's what I'm wondering: If you intellection show up in your list of top themes, how does it show up in your life? How do people use this theme in their lives? Who else shares my themes - or a majority of them?

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