Strengths Finder and Values in Action

Strengths Finder

All 3 - my Learner has stayed in the top

Strengths finder Input remains consistent, harmony and communication moved some, i lost futuristic

Strengths get grouped into 4 areas (strategic, execute, influence, relationship)

Jan 2009
  1. Harmony
    1. Relationship
    2. People who are especially talented in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don’t enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.
  2. Input 
    1. Strategic
    2. People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.
  3. Learner
    1. Strategic
    2. People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
  4. Communication
    1. Influence
    2. People who are especially talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.
  5. Futuristic
    1. Strategic
    2. People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.

2011
  1. Restorative
    1. Execute
    2. People who are especially talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.
  2. Input
    1. Strategic
    2. People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.
  3. Responsibility
    1. execute
    2. People who are especially 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.
  4. Consistency
    1. execute
    2. People who are especially talented in the Consistency theme are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They try to treat everyone in the world with consistency by setting up clear rules and adhering to them.
  5. Learner
    1. Strategic
    2. People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
  6. Discipline
    1. execute
    2. People who are especially talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.
  7. Deliberative
    1. execute
    2. People who are especially talented in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate the obstacles.
  8. Harmony
    1. Relationship
    2. People who are especially talented in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don’t enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.
  9. Intellection
    1. Strategic
    2. People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
  10. Communication
    1. Influence
    2. People who are especially talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.
VIA 2018
https://www.viacharacter.org/www/

  1. Love of learning
    1. Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one's own or formally; related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the tendency to add systematically to what one knows.
  2. Perseverance
    1. Finishing what one starts; persevering in a course of action in spite of obstacles; “getting it out the door”; taking pleasure in completing tasks.
  3. Creativity
    1. Thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things; includes artistic achievement but is not limited to it.
  4. Judgment
    1. Thinking things through and examining them from all sides; not jumping to conclusions; being able to change one's mind in light of evidence; weighing all evidence fairly.
  5. Teamwork
    1. Working well as a member of a group or team; being loyal to the group; doing one's share.
  6. Fairness
    1. Treating all people the same according to notions of fairness and justice; not letting feelings bias decisions about others; giving everyone a fair chance.
  7. Honesty
    1. Speaking the truth but more broadly presenting oneself in a genuine way and acting in a sincere way; being without pretense; taking responsibility for one's feelings and actions.
  8. Leadership
    1. Encouraging a group of which one is a member to get things done and at the same time maintain good relations within the group; organizing group activities and seeing that they happen.
  9. Bravery
    1. Not shrinking from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain; speaking up for what’s right even if there’s opposition; acting on convictions even if unpopular; includes physical bravery but is not limited to it.
  10. Curiosity
    1. Taking an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake; finding subjects and topics fascinating; exploring and discovering.
  11. Prudence
    1. Being careful about one's choices; not taking undue risks; not saying or doing things that might later be regretted.
  12. Forgiveness
    1. Forgiving those who have done wrong; accepting others’ shortcomings; giving people a second chance; not being vengeful.
  13. Love
    1. Valuing close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing & caring are reciprocated; being close to people.
  14. Kindness
    1. Doing favors and good deeds for others; helping them; taking care of them.
  15. Perspective
    1. Being able to provide wise counsel to others; having ways of looking at the world that make sense to oneself/others.
  16. Humor
    1. Liking to laugh and tease; bringing smiles to other people; seeing the light side; making (not necessarily telling) jokes.
  17. Self-Regulation
    1. Regulating what one feels and does; being disciplined; controlling one's appetites and emotions.
  18. Social intelligence
    1. Being aware of the motives/feelings of others and oneself; knowing what to do to fit into different social situations; knowing what makes other people tick.
  19. Zest
    1. Approaching life with excitement and energy; not doing things halfway or halfheartedly; living life as an adventure; feeling alive and activated.
  20. Humility
    1. Letting one's accomplishments speak for themselves; not regarding oneself as more special than one is.
  21. Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence
    1. Noticing and appreciating beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in various domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience.
  22. Spirituality
    1. Having coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe; knowing where one fits within the larger scheme; having beliefs about the meaning of life that shape conduct and provide comfort.
  23. Hope
    1. Expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it; believing that a good future is something that can be brought about.
  24. Gratitude 
    1. Being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen; taking time to express thanks.

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