Description: People exceptionally talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
Your Personalized Insights: What makes you stand out? By nature, you may be a self-reliant person who needs time alone to think or work. You periodically generate innovative ideas and propose systematic programs of action. Perhaps you can identify certain recurring configurations in the behavior of people, the functioning of processes, or the emergence of potential problems. Because of your strengths, you may be attracted to assignments that demand original and inventive thinking. In some cases, you track down new ideas, facts, or data. Your out-of-the-box thinking might challenge some people to abandon, or at the very least to question, specific conventional practices. When you cause one or two of them to suggest options, maybe their need to protect the status quo will be replaced by a desire to gather more information. Chances are good that you occasionally opt to work by yourself. Perhaps you trust your talents, knowledge, and skills in identifying problems. You might consider numerous solutions before you pinpoint an appropriate course of action. Sometimes questions and answers materialize without much effort on your part. Instinctively, you might have a knack for identifying problems. You might generate alternatives for solving them. Sometimes you consider the pros and cons of each option. Perhaps you factor into your thinking prevailing circumstances or available resources. Maybe you feel life is good when you think you may be choosing the best course of action. Driven by your talents, you may have a tendency to produce original ideas. Perhaps your imagination is stimulated when you collaborate — that is, team — with future-oriented thinkers.
Description: People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.
Your Personalized Insights: Instinctively, you might become enthused about beginning new jobs, new assignments, new courses of study, or new hobbies. Perhaps the early stages of an endeavor motivate you to upgrade or perfect certain things. Sometimes you exhibit more energy or interest at the very start of a venture than at any other time. Because of your strengths, you invest a lot of time, effort, and energy in winning followers. You probably aspire to leadership roles. You already realize the backing of loyal individuals is essential. By nature, you ordinarily take time and exert extra effort to comprehend what you are reading. You probably refuse to rush through written material. Why? You likely intend to commit to memory as many facts and concepts as possible. Driven by your talents, you tend to be a very good adviser to many individuals. When offering suggestions or asking questions, you probably are much more engaged, intense, and involved than usual. It’s very likely that you sometimes enjoy launching new initiatives. Perhaps you have a reputation for knowing how to get projects moving forward.
Description: People exceptionally talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.
Your Personalized Insights: Because of your strengths, you attempt to treat individuals impartially. You might let a number of people know the details and steps you take to perform specific chores, projects, hobbies, assignments, or errands. Chances are good that you sometimes are honest with yourself about yourself. You might be candid about your limitations when you are talking with certain individuals. Perhaps you are comfortable admitting you need to do some things better, more completely, or more perfectly. Instinctively, you have close companions who frequently seek your guidance. You help them find answers to their personal and professional problems. This makes you a valuable friend. Driven by your talents, you often are the person asked, “What do you think about . . .?” People are comfortable voicing to you their concerns and ideas about policies, projects, rules, plans, or proposed solutions. You genuinely enjoy assisting others. You are happy to express your thoughts and explain exactly where you stand on many topics. By nature, you offer guidance to friends who seek your assistance. While you enjoy being helpful, you probably avoid imposing your ideas on someone unless the person makes a special point of asking you to do so.
Description: People exceptionally 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.
Your Personalized Insights: It’s very likely that you have a strong sense of commitment. It motivates you to make sure that things are carried through to completion even when difficulties arise. Because of your strengths, you place a premium on doing everything correctly. Whatever you are involved in or associated with must typify — that is, symbolize — accuracy and precision. Your high standards demand exactness. By nature, you are naturally compelled to admit the truth. If someone asked you or told you to intentionally mislead someone, you would reply, “I cannot and I will not do that!” Chances are good that you are impelled to deliver on all of your commitments. You are determined to meet all of your obligations. Doing so is your badge of honor. It is one reason why people describe you as trustworthy and dependable. Driven by your talents, you associate false praise with dishonesty. This is one reason why you are cautious when giving individuals feedback. Your integrity demands that you say what you mean and mean what you say. Your compliments are hard-won and genuine. As a result, people really value them.
Description: People exceptionally talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
Your Personalized Insights: Driven by your talents, you have little difficulty giving intense effort to projects, problems, or opportunities that capture and keep your attention. By nature, you may ponder options rather than react without thinking through things. Sometimes you weigh the ramifications, consequences, outcomes, or effects. Sometimes you aim to understand the basic “whys” and “hows” of a situation, problem, or opportunity. Individuals might trust you to be cautious. They might expect you to raise important issues that require further consideration. Because of your strengths, you show some signs of wanting to acquire new knowledge or skills in particular areas of interest. Perhaps you rely on conversations with a few intelligent people to complement — that is, complete — what you have already gained through classes or reading. It’s very likely that you may be a solo performer. You might be determined to broaden your knowledge or acquire new skills. Perhaps you are drawn to the process of education. Instinctively, you might have a particular desire for knowledge. Perhaps you feel it makes little sense to skim through a book and read only the highlights. You might want to delve more deeply into intriguing subjects than most people. Maybe you love to gather all kinds of information.