Strengths

Clifton StrengthsFinder found that I am an includer, consistent, empathetic, positive and seek for harmony.

Rath, T. (2007). Strengths finder 2.0. New York: Gallup Press.

STRENGTH

HELP HINDER

Includer: People exceptionally talented in the Includer theme accept others. They show awareness of those who feel left out and make an effort to include them.

– nonjudgemental, find something likeable and good in every patient

– call attention to strengths of others, which is fundamental aspect of practice

– openhearted and enjoy the company of others, which is important when working with people

– difficulty being the bearer of bad news

Consistency: People exceptionally talented in the Consistency theme are keenly aware of the need to

treat people the same. They try to treat everyone with equality by setting up clear rules and

adhering to them.

– consistent in applying rules, regulations, policies in practice without playing favorites, which is outlined in the OT code of ethics-operate within time constraints for documentation, productivity rates and other deadlines

– over emphasize how work is being done instead of the end product

– difficulty with people who do not follow the rules

– may have trouble accommodating for individual differences

Positivity: People especially talented in the Positivity theme have contagious enthusiasm. They are

upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.

– fondness for all types of peopleapplaud the good work, which could help motivate clients – acknowledge contributions and talents, which is important when working on a team

– lift the spirits of others and

make others feel useful, valued and appreciated, important for clients to have a sense of purpose and worth

– enthusiasm may come off as naive

Harmony: People exceptionally talented in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don’t enjoy

conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.

– rely on the expertise of others to identify solutions or decisions

require approval of plans, which will be evident in the relationship with the MD

– straight forward and objective in helping other people move towards their goal

– can become a liaison between coworkers if a problem were to arise

-give equal attention to all important parts of life (school, work, social)

– confrontation may be upsetting– could lead to passive aggressiveness– may not confront problems head on

Developer: People exceptionally talented in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from evidence

of progress.

– derive some pleasure from making others feel special

– instill a sense of self-worth in others

– enjoy activities involving children

-accept people for who they are

– fill others with courage or renewed hope

– may end up supporting someone in a role they will not succeed in– investment in losing causes may prevent you from moving on to more opportunities– may end up ignoring self-development

 

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