Monday, October 18, 2010

10.18.10 top 5

i took this "test" a few months ago... but wanted to post the results on here so you can understand me a little bit more (understand why I act and think the way I do)... Here are my top 5 6 themes from strengthsfinders: (i took the test a 2nd time and got all top 4 strengths the same but my last one changed from belief to positivity. i guess my convictions aren't that strong after all. LOL)

1. Activator
- "When can we start?" is the recurring question in your life. You prefer doing things than talking about doing things, and you want to get others doing things also. You make things happen because you believe that action is the best device for learning and growth.
- Potential Dark Side: Impatience with necessary discussion, or with people who are too slow to act. Doing things with little or no advance planning. A tendency to impulsive decisions.

2. Maximizer
- You are interested in excellence and strength and love to transform something strong into something superb. You set high standards and goals and have to do the very best you can do at all times. You see strengths in others and want to help them develop their talents and cultivate their strengths.
- Potential Dark Side: Might tend to avoid weak people or those who continually need help. Uninterested in fixing things that are broken - even when they need to be fixed.

3. Woo
-You enjoy the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. You have a refined sense of social intelligence and are rarely at a loss for words in initiating conversation with strangers. You are happy to make a new connection and then move on. There are new people to meet, new rooms to work, new crowds to mingle in.
- Potential Dark Side: May be able to dazzle people but not deliver. May tend to avoid close relationships. 

4. Communication
- You need to talk, and you often do your best thinking while talking. You are a good conversationalist and that enables you to make connections with people. You like to bring ideas to life with the perfect phrase, word pictures, or story.
- Potential Dark Side: You may talk too much and overwhelm the people around you.

5. Belief
- Your beliefs motivate and energize you to work hard and to endure difficulty and opposition. You have a clearly defined purpose and strong core values that are the foundation for everything you do. Your work must be meaningful; it must give you a chance to live out your values.
- Potential Dark Side: Stubbornness and inflexibility. Judgmental of the beliefs of others.

6. Positivity
- You lighten people’s spirits with your contagious enthusiasm and elevate the performance of others.
You inject drama into every project and find ways to make everything more exciting.
You are always on the lookout for the positive in the situation and are rarely dragged down, even after personal setbacks
- Potential Dark Side: May tend to avoid the truth if it is too negative or bleak.

in other words...i am a crazy, active, on the move, launching, networking, conversationalist machine with really, really strong positive beliefs. =] 

God has wired me to be this way and think this way and i embrace this unique package of my strength. there's only one patricia with this kind of strengths mix and im glad God made me this way.

what are your top 5 themes/strengths? help me get to know you better.