According to the results of the Strengths Quest assessment, my top five themes are adaptability, achiever, maximizer, strategic, and empathy. I must say that I found out a lot about myself through completing this assessment. While it seemed to be new information, it turned out that I have noticed these characteristics in myself over my academic career.
Tom Rath’s “Strengths Finder 2.0” on-line assessment identified that my top five strengths are: Strategic, Focus, Futuristic, Significance, and Learner. I see the Strength Finder Assessment as a great opportunity to get to know my personal strengths and it motivates me to work and practice my talents rather than trying to fix my weaknesses. Looking only at my strengths is a new type of skills-building which allows me to stay focus on my talents.
Considering the results of the VIA Strengths Survey I participated in seven short weeks ago, if there were someone with my identical scores, I would offer to them, the strategies that have helped me. After reviewing my results, I agreed with possessing these traits but not with the ranking order. To help this person, I would first find out how they felt that their strengths should be ranked and then assess what it would take to get them to that point. We would contrive a strategy and timeline to move from their currently ranked position to the idealistic ranking.
I’d say that one of my most prevalent qualities (and my number one quality on the StrengthsFinder test) is the fact that I’m a very analytical person. Before coming to George Fox University, I believe the best representation of those strengths in action is by the time I served as ASB President and Senior Class President my Junior and Senior year of high school. My responsibility was shown in the fact that, for multiple years straight, both my peers and my supervisors entrusted me with leadership roles in our school. Serving in a leadership role in student government for two years meant countless arguments over projects, which ultimately led to me developing my ability to really listen to opposing arguments and really take in what others are
My core value from the strengths assessment was courage, as it reiterated in the face of opposition exercising perseverance, honesty and bravery (all in my top 5) will allow me to accomplish goals internally and externally within the company I choose to work for.
The results of my strengths from the VIA Institute indicated what my strengths were in order from 1 to 24. The high ranked the strength the more I used it in my everyday life. The results made me a little concerned as to weather or not I did it right. The top five don 't fit me as much as I would like. I received the results as Humor, Fairness, Loving to learn, Honesty, and Creativity. These are my top five used strengths, but I don 't use half of these on a regular bases so how can they me my strengths. I feel like the results are just not the true me. The fact that I feel that way has to be my own fault because I was not honesty to myself about all the questions. When we did the Myers-Briggs test I took that test four different times and I came back with different results every time. So the last test was more of how I view myself and less on what I want to be. I think that I needed to do the same with this test. If I had taken it a few times I would have been more honest about what my true strengths may actually be. In this reflection paper I will discuss each of the five strengths and how they may or may not fit me.
After reading these results of the VIA Survey of Character Strengths I believe it reflected what I also thought of myself. It is not only important to be assessed to have these traits, it is also necessary to let them be incumbent in my personality so as to really captivate the people I have to lead to success.
I have gotten more than fifteen checks, which means I am a role model of positive action in my own professional socialization process. Though I did get fifteen, I still missed five, which means there is still room for improvement. I do have my strengths. I would say my best strengths is I am self-directed, lifelong learner. I constantly want to know more and more. This is seen because not am I only trying to become a Nurse, but I am also in the ROTC program here at USD. I love the military and I am learning more about all the different stuff that goes on with it. Another strength is that I am realistic about my performance. I realize that to perform well you need to have hard work, which can be seen on my last semester GPA which I got
The Assessment of Strengths shows my strengths and weaknesses. The highest on the list is my strengths, while the ones on the bottom are the ones that need improvement. This assessment is there to help me improve the weaknesses, that way it can help me in the future. Assessments like this can help you learn and can help you walk forward to the next level. Areas like Gratitude and Prudence helped me become stronger and to move forward to the next step, while for areas like Bravery and Perspective need to be trained and mastered by never giving up. I chose this for the Responsible Citizen because that is the part of being a normal person, to work hard, to avoid mistakes and learn from them, to fight your fears and make notes to accomplish
During this week I also examined some of my strengths thanks to the VIA survey of Character Strengths assessments. My top 5 strengths are in fairness, teamwork, forgiveness, open-minded, and humor. I feel like the results were accurate and I really wouldn’t go against them because I know it will be difficult for me to rank my own strengths. Fairness and teamwork will help me in any competition that I go into by myself or with others. Forgiveness will help so that I will not hold any grudges that will hold me back or make me biased on a decision. By being open-minded I can make more friends and not really be at odds with people. Having humor can help keep me positive and help reduce stress. I can’t remember a difficult situation in my life, but I feel that my humor has helped me the most in life.
Perseverance, Honesty, Judgement, Self-Regulation, and Prudence are my top five strengths according to the Values In Action (VIA) character survey (2017). The survey suggests that I should work hard to finish what I start, in a timely fashion. I should not get distracted when I work, and I should take satisfaction in completing tasks. I should be a straightforward person, not only by speaking the truth, but by living my life in a genuine and authentic way. I should think things through and examine them from all sides and I should not jump to conclusions because I rely only on solid evidence to make my decisions; however, I am also able to change my mind. I should be able to self-consciously regulate what I feel and what I do because I am a disciplined person. I should also be in control of my appetites and emotions, and I should be one who makes careful and consistent choices with prudence (VIA, 2017).
I believe everyone knows what their best character strength is, but some of the people may not know, which one it is because they do not think that the character expressed, is in their top strengths. Character strengths help a person identify what they are good at when expressing themselves to different people. All 24 Character strengths from the VIA Survey will be shown briefly, some traits will be explained, experiences using these strengths and how I would use this as a learner within my family or community and/or job.
When I first saw my results, I was quite shocked. My top five traits were Maximizer, Individualization, Empathy, Analytical, and Belief. Maximizer and Empathy did not seem like traits I had, but after reading the descriptions I see that they are fitting. Maximizer is the strength of pursuing excellence, which is very true for me. I like to do things I am good at, and avoid doing the activities where I do not excel. I cling to others that enjoy what I do, whether that be school work, painting, baking, or simply listening. However, I tend to dwell on the fact that I cannot do everything well. I see others that can do certain things I cannot, and it makes me feel inadequate. But this quiz has shown me my fault, and now I can take those doubtful thoughts and make them about how each person has their own unique strengths.
The VIA Survey of Character Strengths described my top signature strengths as Honesty and Fairness. I believed that I have well demonstrated these aspects of my personality immediately before the assessable
I like to think I have many strengths. After review of my character/ personality test, I can see what they are. I am a task-oriented leader, which drives me to finish a project. I have a strong individual work ethic, which allows me to be responsible and not rely on others. I am good at building and leading