Admittedly, I don’t like the process they require you to go through to perform this assessment. You are required to buy a book, read the first 30 pages, and then you can use the access code (good only once) to take the assessment online.
With that complaint, I think this was one of the best assessments I’ve taken in the past year… and I’ve taken several.
The main idea of the book is that, most often, we spend the bulk of our time focusing on strengthening areas of weakness, rather than capitalizing on areas of strength.
You cannot be anything you want to be – but you can be a lot more of who you already are.
With that in mind, I wanted to share with you my top five strengths according to this assessment tool:
- Belief – Believers have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.
- Connectedness – Connectors have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.
- Learner – Learners have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
- Achiever – Achievers have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.
- Responsibility – Those who are responsible take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.