Besides singing in the shower and having your eye liner (winged, of course) always on point, what are my(yours too maybe?) strengths/talents that make it to top five?
Honestly, I wasn`t sure, so I took a top 5 talents test and found out:
Your Talents Results are:
|Rank||Talent||Strength Potential||Main Objective||Description||Score||Video explanation|
|1||Equalizer||be Fair||be Fair and treat people the same.||People with the Equalizer talent are keenly aware needing to treat all people the same and fairly, by setting up clear rules and adhering to them.||100||Click Me|
|2||Solutions Finder||Ideate||Ideate new ways to solve problems.||People with the Solutions Finder talent are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.||100||Click Me|
|3||Integrator||Include||Include left out people to generate Social Improvement.||People with the Integrator talent are accepting of others. They show awareness of those who feel left out, and make efforts to include them.||100||Click Me|
|4||Information Excavator||Information Input||To dig and validate information.||People with the Information Excavator talent have a craving to know more. Also enjoying the collection and archiving of information.||100||Click Me|
|5||Student||Learn||Learn to do things to reduce time to performance||People with the Student talent have a great desire to learn and continuously improve; the process of learning, rather than the outcome, engages them.||100||Click Me|
|6||Thinker||Intellect||Intellect and think to filter information.||People with the Thinker or Reasoner talent are characterized by their intellectual activity: introspective with an appreciation of intellectual discussions.||98||Click Me|
Although I always knew I was never destined to be a world renowed speaker or an investment banker I never suspected or imagined that my results will end up like this. Not that they are related to speaker or banker traits, but I wan`t sure what to expect.
Just to be clear, I can`t sing at all, not even in the shower (I am a dancer instead) and I couldn`t to my eyeliner, winged or otherwise, on point – even if my life depended on it.
No matter how many tutorials I watch or even try, the result is … disappointing at best.
Which kind of sucks due to all my pin up fascination.
To conclude this winged liner digression I would like to share this informative picture that sums it all up:
So back to my strength test. How I even got the idea of taking one?
I found this super amazing girl and her blog. Since I loved her stuff I did what I always do – try to read it start to finish. ALL of it. So in my snooping around Avoiding Atrophy, I found her post about her top five strengths.
It made me wonder. It made me interested. (or other way around?) So I wanted to take the test. She took the StrengthsFinder test, I took some other one, don`t ask.
And boy there were so many questions, I wanted to quit half way through (figuring out patience was not one of my talents I knew without taking a test). But I was so intrigued, although bored with all the questions. Man, there were a lot of them.
So after approximately near a 100 of them I was finished.
And after two days I am still not sure what I really think and feel about my results. I like the fact that I scored so high in “thinker” department but on the other hand I can`t escape the weird feeling of “I expected something else”.
What else, I am not sure.
The Great Expectations
The thing I expected from this test was (maybe) to tell me whether I should pursue this one particular line of business I am considering at the moment, or not (a major career changer).
OK not to tell me “go and be a ____” but I think I was expecting talents that are not so philosophical and writer-y. (Because I feel I have failed miserably in that department.)
Which is SO silly and funny, for several reasons:
- I am a philosophy major (which in my diploma includes philosophy, ethics, logic and religious sciences)
- For the past 10 years I have been dabbling with writing and most of the time I`ve daydreamed of “becoming” a writer, of actually trying to live from it, I even went to copywriting school. But then, enter fear
- Although English is not my native tongue, I spend a lot of time trying to get it to a decent level so my writing could become more serious
- There are SO many bookmarked sites about writing and improving your skills
So, why did I expect different results? Maybe because despite all my talents and strengths I have weaknesses, like major insecurities about my abilities, talents and of course my writing. It is easier to do something that does not expose you so much, that doesn`t expose your soul to everybody and I guess my ego played a major part here.
With all that said, I can conclude that this strength test showed me exactly what I was asking (for). It showed me what I am supposed to do in life. What are my talents and where my strength(s) lie(s) – is this right? :D
What are your top strengths?