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ABOUT THE STRENGTHSFINDER™

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Helping People Excel

For decades, the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment has helped people excel. From top business executives and managers to salespeople, nurses, teachers, students, pastors, and others, more than 12 million people have realized the benefits of leading with their strengths.
In 2001, Gallup introduced the world to the original Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment in Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book became a New York Times bestseller and sold nearly 2 million copies. Its author and creator of the Clifton StrengthsFinder, former Gallup chairman Dr. Donald O. Clifton (1924-2003), was named the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology by the American Psychological Association.
In 2007, Gallup published StrengthsFinder 2.0 and unveiled the new and upgraded version of its popular assessment. StrengthsFinder 2.0 instantly became a Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, and USA Today bestseller. The book has sold more than 4 million copies to date and was namedAmazon’s bestselling book of 2013.
Gallup has published more than half a dozen books focused on strengths-based development in various roles. All of these books have used the Clifton StrengthsFinder as the cornerstone of strengths discovery and personal improvement.

Do What You Do Best Every Day

Strengths are the unique combination of talents, knowledge, and skills that every person possesses. People use these innate traits and abilities in their daily lives to complete their work, to relate with others, and to achieve their goals. But most people don’t know what their strengths are or have the opportunity to use them to their advantage.
People who do focus on their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs. They are more productive too, both individually and in teams. And they are more than three times as likely to say they have an excellent quality of life.
Discovering and developing your strengths positions you to do what you do best every day. Discover yours today!
Take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and discover your top 5 strengths. Learn how your “signature strengths” help you excel, and begin your path to better performance and higher engagement. Intended as an introduction to strengths, this solution is ideal for people who want a quick, focused approach to strengths-based development.
Follow the directions to take your assessment, then download and share the reports at right from your Gallup account dashboard.

VISIT THE GALLUP STRENGTHS CENTER

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A BRIEF SUMMARY OF ALL 34 THEMES


 
ACHIEVER
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.
ACTIVATOR
People exceptionally talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.
ADAPTABILITY
People exceptionally talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to go with the flow. They tend to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.
ANALYTICAL
People exceptionally talented in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation.
ARRANGER
People exceptionally talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to determine how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.
BELIEF
People exceptionally talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their lives.
COMMAND
People exceptionally talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.
COMMUNICATION
People exceptionally talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.
COMPETITION
People exceptionally talented in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.
CONNECTEDNESS
People exceptionally talented in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links among all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has meaning.
CONSISTENCY
People exceptionally talented in the Consistency theme are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They try to treat everyone with equality by setting up clear rules and adhering to them.
CONTEXT
People exceptionally talented in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.
DELIBERATIVE
People exceptionally talented in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate obstacles.
DEVELOPER
People exceptionally talented in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from evidence of progress.
DISCIPLINE
People exceptionally talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.
EMPATHY
People exceptionally talented in the Empathy theme can sense other people’s feelings by imagining themselves in others’ lives or situations.
FOCUS
People exceptionally talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.
FUTURISTIC
People exceptionally talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They energize others with their visions of the future.
HARMONY
People exceptionally talented in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don’t enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.
IDEATION
People exceptionally talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
INCLUDER
People exceptionally talented in the Includer theme accept others. They show awareness of those who feel left out and make an effort to include them.
INDIVIDUALIZATION
People exceptionally talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how different people can work together productively.
INPUT
People exceptionally talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.
INTELLECTION
People exceptionally talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
LEARNER
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.
MAXIMIZER
People exceptionally talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.
POSITIVITY
People especially talented in the Positivity theme have contagious enthusiasm. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.
RELATOR
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.
RESPONSIBILITY
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.
RESTORATIVE
People exceptionally talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.
SELF-ASSURANCE
People exceptionally talented in the Self-Assurance theme feel confident in their ability to manage their own lives. They possess an inner compass that gives them confidence that their decisions are right.
SIGNIFICANCE
People exceptionally talented in the Significance theme want to be very important in others’ eyes. They are independent and want to be recognized.
STRATEGIC
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.
WOO
People exceptionally talented in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with someone.
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