StrengthsFinder2.0 – Significance
This is my site Written by Alora on August 21, 2009 – 6:25 pm

Definition of “Significance” from StrengthsFinder2.0:

Driven by your talents, you are determined to be in charge of your own destiny. This is your life. You intend to be the ultimate decision maker regarding personal and professional matters. Instinctively, you yearn to get ahead. You strive to acquire many of the status symbols and special privileges that come with rank, title, or position. Chances are good that you usually set out to be the very best, whether the contest is official or merely an invention of your mind. Your desire to get ahead in life impels you to regularly compare your results to those of others. You probably have questioned whether your yearnings for greatness are entirely healthy and wise. It’s very likely that you derive much satisfaction from doing whatever you can to help people prosper and flourish. You probably boost their spirits each time you acknowledge their accomplishments, talents, knowledge, and/or skills. Because of your strengths, you contend that what you have to say is very important. You probably tell individuals or groups they would be wise to stop what they are doing and give you their undivided attention.

According to the assessment, this is my #3 strength. It’s definitely one that makes me shift in my seat a bit more — enough to where I was tempted not to post about it.

I’d say it’s generally accurate. The one way in which I would disagree is the implication of the importance of material trappings of success. As my husband can grudgingly attest, I have an anti-materialism streak that drives him crazy because it means I like doing without things he considers basic comforts — everything from cable TV to furniture. Chalk up one more to my hippy country upbringing.

On the other hand, I do definitely have a strong spotlight attraction. Even more interesting is that it is accomplishment-centric above all else. I suspect that is where this and my Activator strength converge: I do like to be recognized, but for having actually done something noteworthy.

And I do have to admit that I have a very presumptuous expectation that people would be better off listening to what I was saying. Hence the blogging. 😉

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