Father of Strengths Psychology and Inventor of CliftonStrengths

 

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RaShona Shipp SURVEY COMPLETION DATE: 06-20-2019

YOUR TOP 5 THEMES

1. Relator

2. Restorative

3. Responsibility

4. Intellection

5. Input

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Relator

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

People exceptionally talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

What makes you stand out?

Because of your strengths, you are occasionally willing to be vulnerable. Perhaps you claim your talents or admit your weaknesses. Your openness may help some people know you better as a person. Your straightforward style may convince others you are honest, dependable, and reliable. Chances are good that you may be convinced that you are measuring up to your potential. Perhaps you know when you are doing your best work or earning the highest grades you possibly can. Instinctively, you might feel life is good when you are truthful about your talents, education, successes, experiences, or background. You attempt to dispel certain illusions you have about yourself or that others have about you. Maybe this is one of your priorities. When you do not pretend to be someone you are not, you might be happier. By nature, you might feel upbeat and cheerful when you keep busy. Perhaps you derive satisfaction from producing certain kinds of tangible outcomes. Driven by your talents, you occasionally feel in sync with life when you have clarified either your own or someone else’s performance objectives. Perhaps you enjoy talking with certain types of people who seem to be aware of their personal or professional goals.

QUESTIONS

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

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Restorative

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

People exceptionally talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

What makes you stand out?

It’s very likely that you might engage in self-improvement activities once you have identified things you need to know more about or do better. Perhaps you hope to minimize some of your shortcomings. By nature, you might be more upbeat about life when you can determine why you failed to reach a particular goal or standard of excellence. Once you identify your errors, lack of knowledge, or need to practice certain skills, perhaps you devise a plan to improve your performance. Instinctively, you sometimes concentrate time and energy on eradicating — that is, doing away with — your limitations. When you can conquer a shortcoming, perhaps you feel a bit more optimistic about yourself and life in general. Chances are good that you periodically study your mistakes to prevent them from happening again. Perhaps you gain valuable insights from life’s “teachable moments” — even the painful ones. Because of your strengths, you are keenly aware of your limitations and deficiencies. This knowledge motivates you to take advantage of self-improvement opportunities in the workplace, educational settings, or your community.

QUESTIONS

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

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Responsibility

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

People exceptionally talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

What makes you stand out?

It’s very likely that you might choose your friends with care and caution. Some of these individuals may share your reputation for doing exactly what they say they will do. Perhaps your most enduring friendships are built on this foundation of mutual trust. Driven by your talents, you may wish to have a broader range of control and accountability on the job or in your personal life. By nature, you may be someone on whom others can depend. You might refrain from making promises you are not sure you can keep. Sometimes you feel obliged to honor commitments even if you are inconvenienced. This partially explains why you insist on doing things correctly, accurately, or properly. Because of your strengths, you may feel pleased with yourself and life in general when you do certain tasks correctly or behave in accordance with your core values. Chances are good that you try to finish the tasks you agreed to do. Perhaps you even overcome some unexpected problems. Occasionally you work longer hours when it is necessary. Maybe you do whatever you can to avoid breaking the promises you made to people.

QUESTIONS

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

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Intellection

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

People exceptionally talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

What makes you stand out?

Instinctively, you now and then feel a bit more content with yourself and life in general when you are encouraged to reflect on your experiences, examine intriguing ideas, or scrutinize new theories. Because of your strengths, you might be quiet during conversations, taking in what others say. Perhaps you are particularly attentive when intelligent people toss about their ideas, theories, or concepts. Sometimes you acquire more information and gain more insights than the speakers do. When you choose to expound on a particular topic or pose specific questions, maybe some individuals listen carefully to every word you utter. It’s very likely that you periodically engage in conversations that might allow you to showcase some of your knowledge on a wide range of topics or in a particular area of specialization. Driven by your talents, you designate a minimum of five hours a week for solitary thinking. You probably have figured out how to eliminate distractions and interruptions. You accept the fact that you have less free time to spend with family, friends, coworkers, teammates, or classmates. By nature, you occasionally choose to spend your time thinking rather than engage in strenuous activity. Maybe you enjoy inventing, planning, theorizing, conceptualizing, or philosophizing.

QUESTIONS

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

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Input

SHARED THEME DESCRIPTION

People exceptionally talented in the Input theme have a need to collect and archive. They may accumulate information, ideas, artifacts or even relationships.

YOUR PERSONALIZED STRENGTHS INSIGHTS

What makes you stand out?

Driven by your talents, you thirst for new ideas and knowledge. Often you lose yourself in a book. You pore over the ideas contained on its pages for long stretches of time. Why? You want to absorb as much information as you can. Instinctively, you sometimes gather certain types of ideas, theories, or concepts during conversations with intelligent people. Sometimes this means more to you than being well known or famous. You may be satisfied when your mind is absorbing thoughts you have never before considered. Or, you might relish broadening the thinking of particular individuals. Chances are good that you usually equate education — formal and informal — with understanding more about something today than you understood about it yesterday. Because of your strengths, you may pay close attention to specific categories of current events. Some people merely recount what they heard, saw, or read. Perhaps you dive deeper into the topic. You might generate a few theories, concepts, or philosophies to explain some of the reasoning behind certain newsmakers’ decisions. Sometimes you can gather information about events, policy statements, people, or crises. Your fresh insights might draw equally engaged thinkers into the conversation. By nature, you yearn to know a lot. It makes little sense to you to skim through a book and read only the highlights. You delve more deeply into intriguing subjects than most people do. You love to gather all kinds of information. This explains why you take time to grasp ideas that appear in print.

QUESTIONS

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you?

2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

Depending on the order of your themes and how you responded to the assessment, some of your themes may share identical insight statements. If this occurs, the lower ranked theme will not display insight statements to avoid duplication on your report.

1185360358 (RaShona Shipp) © 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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RaShona Shipp
Don Clifton
Father of Strengths Psychology and Inventor of CliftonStrengths
Relator
Restorative
Responsibility
Intellection
InputStrength Finder Reflection

Strength Finder Reflection

RaShona Shipp

Walden University

June 23, 2019

Strengths

After completing the strength finders test, I learned my dominant strengths and it gave me a sense on what areas I am strong in. It allows you to work in the areas that you are good in and not in the ones you might not be as strong in. My top five strengths were competition, achiever, consistency, harmony, and discipline. A lot of these I figured I would have because I am an athlete and I love to compete. That is good because I practice these strengths every day which in turn will make me better at them and will allow me to use them in my career.

Competition is by far one of the best strengths you can have. I am glad because it showed up as being my number one strength. In today’s society you will get no were without being competitive because in order to be successful you have to compete with everyone else in the world to come out on top. It has even come so far in today’s society that those with four year bachelor’s degrees aren’t even enough in some cases. I am a football player so I have to compete every single day, if I want to play then I have to out compete and beat everyone else. I am glad competition is my number one strength because to me it is the most important strength.

My second strength is being an achiever. Being an achiever means that you have great stamina and you are always working hard to complete your goals. Achievers also like to be very productive and busy. If they have something that needs to be done then they will pick that over sitting down and doing it later. This strength is very good as well because it means I am always on top of things and getting done what I have to get done. This will be great to have in the working field because I will not fall behind and procrastinate causing customers to get angry or even losing my job. An achiever is normally your supervisors, managers, vice presidents, etc. The reason for this is because they tend to normally have more things to do and more on their plate and they can handle it all very well without falling behind.

Would you like to have consistency in your top five strengths? It ends up being my number three and it is such a great strength to have. It is a different kind of consistency than you are thinking. It isn’t the consistency where you do well time and time again without messing up or always doing your work without doing it. People with this consistency are treating all people the same no matter the situation. They don’t care about your background or what connections you have. They are very aware people and think of everyone equal. I have seen this strength in me when I just recently helped out at the church working a camp with autistic children. We were assigned three children to stay with the whole day and we had to play various sports with them and get to know them. I had a great time with these kids and although they were autistic I had a great time and didn’t really even notice they had it. We all got along very well and I treated them just as if they are anyone else.

When you hear harmony your mind automatically takes you to your folder of music. It being a strength of mine, it has nothing to do with music. This is the only one of my strengths that I absolutely didn’t expect to get. Saying that I had no idea what it was either. I thought of music as soon as I saw it and I told myself, “I have strength in music?” I have no history in music playing whatsoever so it stumped me. The strength of having harmony is when people do not like to argue so they seek for areas in agreement. This was very interesting because this describes me very strongly. If my friends and I ever disagree, I will always act like they are right even if I know they aren’t just so there is no arguing. I will try to avoid arguing as much as possible because I dislike it so much. I can see there being a downside to this strength as well.In some situations I need to keep arguing if I know I’m right. It would be standing up for what my opinion is and every body’s opinion is important. This strength tells me that I need to stop trying to avoid arguing and sometimes let it happen. If I know that I’m right then why give up. This is the only strength I didn’t like about myself as well. It does have some good sides to it but I do see there being many weaker sides to it.

My final strength is discipline. Even though it is my fifth, this is one of my favorites. I would say this describes me most. Discipline is when the person loves to have a routine and structure in everything they do. They like to plan out there whole day and follow it exactly. I do this with all of my school work especially. I will write down all of my homework, what day it is due, what is going on the next day, etc. I hate going through my day not knowing exactly what is going on because then I feel rushed and as if I am going to miss something. I do not see there being one weakness in discipline. It is all positive and anything with discipline is good. I began to learn discipline at a very young age. In the practices and games it is all about discipline. From the start of warm-ups till the last play, it is all discipline. If there is no discipline on the field then it will look terrible and you will most likely get beaten. My dad has always told me that if I have discipline in life then I will be a very successful person. This was far before I knew my five strengths so it was really cool to see discipline come up on my list. I could relate to it very well and had a great mental picture from my past experiences and what this strength can do for a person.

My five strengths are very good and important to have to be successful in life. They are even better if you work with a person that has some strength’s you don’t have and strength’s you have that they don’t. It will make your tasks you are trying to complete much easier because all of your strengths are working together making it much easier for one another. Now knowing all of my strengths very good I can now know what areas to work in which will make it easier for me because I will be strong in that area. I did see some strength’s on the list that I didn’t have that would benefit me. I am going to begin to work on some of the things I do like becoming a woo. That will help me out a lot with my connections and getting to know more people. Being a woo will benefit me greatly in the working field and I plan on gaining this strength.I can now work on strengthening every part of me making me a strong person in every strength on the list.

References

Harms, P. D. (2017). Gallup Strengths Finder. Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, 1-3. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_35-1

Rashid, T., & Seligman, M. (2018). Session Two: Character Strengths and Signature Strengths. Positive Psychotherapy, 14-29. doi:10.1093/med-psych/9780190920241.003.0003

What Are Strengths? Characteristics of Strengths. (n.d.). Strengths-Based Nursing Care. doi:10.1891/9780826195876.0004

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