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Do you know what your gifts are?
I have studied Spiritual Gifts and dabbled in Meyers-Briggs personality tests. However, I have never taken a strengths tests from a business standpoint.
From a web search, I came upon a free test that focuses on strengths from Red Bull Wingfinder. “Developed by Red Bull and an expert team of psychology professors, Wingfinder focuses on your strengths, the things that you’re naturally inclined to be good at, and gives you the tools and coaching to be even better. Your strengths are assessed according to four key areas: Creativity, Thinking, Drive and Connections. These areas are found to be more influential than any others for success in knowledge-based jobs. Contained within these four areas are 25 individual strengths.” It was straightforward and simple to complete. The results can be downloaded in PDF form.
Some people may disagree, but my results were as follows:
Prefer to think through a situation before diving in, use reason and logic to get to the heart of a problem.
Top Strength: Supportive. I am slightly more direct than diplomatic (go figure). It also said that I am slightly more sociable than independent (I would disagree with that…). The last in this category said that I am slightly more balanced than emotive from confidence, staying positive, and not worrying too much.
Top Strength: Confidence & Disciplined
I am slightly more of an achiever than patient
At the end it provided tips on how to avoid the dark side… I guess every positive characteristic has a dark side.
The first tip was that it’s possible to have too many good ideas – learn when it’s time to stop.
The second tip was to avoid complacency by allowing myself to become overconfident.
The third tip was to stop chasing perfection – in some tasks 80% is sufficient. (Grrrrrrr).
The fourth and final tip was to make sure that I am spending enough time on myself instead of spending so much time helping others. In addition, it suggested to rely on hard facts and data instead of the needs of the group.
All in all, it was one of the most informative tests that I have taken.
It is healthy to do some type of self-reflection from time to time. Somehow my concrete-sequential mind has relinquished some of its control to open up amazing avenues of writing.
I’m going to give it a try later. It sounds good.
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