Strengths Finder 2.0

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Clough, David L Mr USAR 88TH RSC DHR Dlclough01@indianatech.net Clough, David L Mr USAR 88TH RSC DHR Dlclough01@indianatech.net Abstract Strengths Finder 2.0, an online test that proposes to find your talents best suited for development. Another personality test in a sea of others, Strengths Finder does little to distinguish itself. Through poor wording, ambiguity, and no fact checks available, Strengths Finder 2.0 does not seem to cross the finish line. Abstract Strengths Finder 2.0, an online test that proposes to find your talents best suited for development. Another personality test in a sea of others, Strengths Finder does little to distinguish itself. Through poor wording, ambiguity, and no fact checks available, Strengths…show more content…
Or Gary Smalley’s animal personality for a simpler approach. These tests give us detail and a direct correlation for improvement. The Gallup test itself is entirely based on their own, unpublished database. Which does not enjoy 100% accuracy, nor is there a way to verify their claims. Finally I do not agree with the basic equation that talents, or innate abilities multiple the investment, or time spent in developing a strength. Not only are “talents” not a fixed variable, but it completely removes any notion of personal motivation. To have meet the goals of improving people’s strengths, Gallup needed to narrow their focus, provide in-depth feedback, and publish their evidence that the test is based upon. Without these improvements Strength’s finder 2.0 cannot meet it stated goals of improving people’s strengths in order to make them more productive and emotional engaged in their work. Argument 1 The need for another personality test seems small. Personality tests have been in use in American since 1943 when the Meyers Briggs was first published (OPP, 2015). The field is now very diverse. With the Meyers Briggs and Smalley’s Animal Types on one end to What Star Wars Character Are You? On the other, these tests run the gambit from serious to funny, and then on down to time wasters. To really prove your usefulness, a new test must fill a niche in the market. Something only your test can provide. However the 34 vaguely worded themes give no great bit of detail to really
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