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:
(from highest to lowest)

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:

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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:

  1. I am a philosophy major (which in my diploma includes philosophy, ethics, logic and religious sciences)
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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?


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