StrengthsFinder Results

February 28, 2012 | Get free updates of new posts here

There’s been lots of talk about StrengthsFinder and how it’s helped people identify some of the why behind the what of their lives. I took an evening to read through the book, go through the questions online and then read through the results.

The Clifton StrengthsFinder measures the presence of talent in 34 categories called “themes.” These themes were determined by Gallup as those that most consistently predict outstanding performance. The greater the presence of a theme of talent within a person, the more likely that person is to spontaneously exhibit those talents in day-to-day behaviors. Focusing on naturally powerful talents helps people use them as the foundation of strengths and enjoy personal, academic, and career success through consistent, near-perfect performance.

Here are my top five results:

People who are especially talented in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.


People who are especially 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.


People who are especially 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.


People who are especially talented in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from these improvements.


People who are especially 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 another person.


Want to get your own copy of the book which includes the online test? Here’s a link – StrengthsFinder 2.0 at Amazon

What about you? Have you taken the StrengthsFinder test? What were the results for you?

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  • Reply Adam Johnson February 29, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Hey Chris
    I went through the strength finders test recently also. It helped me understand some of the reasons behind my personality. We did it as a staff so it was good to get to know everyone else’s strengths as well which helps us work more efficiently together!
    here were my top 5


    hope the results you got help you!

    • Reply Chris From Canada February 29, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      I can see HUGE benefit for a team working together through the StrengthsFinder test. Could give lots of clarity!

  • Reply spencersweeting April 12, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Just saw this.  Love Strengths Finder.  My top 5 are activator, strategic, command, ideation & self-assurance.

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