Tag: Don Clifton
There is power in positivity. People with the Positivity® strength according to CliftonStrengths® themes believe this to their core. If you are strong in this theme, your favorite quote may very well be the one by Shiv Khera that says, “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.”
We are all energized by different things. People gifted with the Woo strength are energized by meeting new people and having the opportunity to build rapport with every new person they meet. They have a talent for striking up a conversation, they remember the names of new people, and are never shy or intimidated.
If you have the Relator® strength according to the CliftonStrengths® assessment, then you’re far more interested in developing deep meaningful relationships than making a sale or earning a commission. You find joy in doing things that strengthen your relationships with others. While you are no wallflower, you tend to be drawn to people you already know in hopes of deepening these bonds rather than seeking out new ones.
People who have the Maximizer talent aren’t interested in self-help or fixing what others view as broken in them. Instead, they would rather focus on the capitalizing on their own strengths and talents. They feel this is a more productive pursuit of their time and it works for them.
If you have the Individualization® strength based on a CliftonStrengths® assessment, you find the unique qualities of individual people fascinating. You don’t like generalizations because it diminishes what is unique about each person. Rather than paint everyone or even groups of people with on wide brush, you get caught up in the individual brush strokes that make every person unique.
As its name implies, someone who has the Includer® strength wants to include everyone in the group. Life is one big happy family, and everyone is invited. These individuals tend to avoid groups that are exclusive in membership favoring groups anyone can join instead.
People who have the Harmony® strength according to Gallup CliftonStrengths® believe there is little to gain from conflict. They seek to avoid it whenever possible, preferring harmonious exchanges instead.
People who have Empathy as a strength are intuitively able to understand the views of others and can often find the right tone and words to invite productive conversations. They display compassion and hopefulness. They also have the ability to help others express how they feel not only to others but to themselves as well.