Strengths

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Connectedness

Instinctively, you may enjoy the company of people who have faced and conquered some of life’s difficulties. Perhaps they have gained wisdom you lack. Occasionally you benefit from their philosophical insights.

It’s very likely that you routinely isolate facts that link ideas, events, or people. You are especially sensitive to how one person’s optimistic or negative thoughts can affect the entire human family. This prompts you to pay close attention to what individuals and groups think and do.

Driven by your talents, you underscore what people have in common even though their backgrounds, experiences, languages, cultures, or interests vary greatly. You facilitate dialogue between individuals. You create peace within groups and between people by linking them to one another.

Because of your strengths, you sense every event is somehow the consequence of a series of actions, reactions, or lack of actions. You can accept that which cannot be fully explained using logic. You say there are no accidents. You are confident that things are linked together for a purpose that may or may not be revealed to you.

Chances are good that you often are the one who helps people understand how they are linked across time, distance, race, ethnicity, religion, economic levels, languages, or cultures.

You make it possible for individuals to work together. You aim to break down barriers that separate them.

Learner

By nature, you may devote yourself to things that intrigue you.

Sometimes your attention intensifies if you are encouraged to immerse yourself in a specific activity or topic.

Instinctively, you prefer to register for rigorous courses of study rather than take easy classes. This often satisfies your need to do things that do not come naturally. You trust you can endure the unpleasantness and difficulties that accompany the expansion of your knowledge base, the acquisition of skills, and the conquest of deficiencies.

Driven by your talents, you might not allow many distractions to interrupt your intense thinking when you are working on tasks that match your expertise or pique — that is, arouse or excite — your curiosity. It’s very likely that you spend some of your time examining problems, malfunctions, or glitches.

If you experience a personal or professional loss, make a mistake, or suffer a defeat, you might investigate. Perhaps you feel restless until you have answers to your basic questions: What? How? When? Where? Who? Why?

Because of your strengths, you are motivated to continually acquire knowledge and skills. Discovering new ways to use your talents energizes you. You are likely to escape from situations and avoid people who want you to keep doing what you already know how to do well.

Maintaining an intellectual status quo is unacceptable to you.

Intellection

Driven by your talents, you might want to finish reading certain kinds of books, publications, or Internet sites once you have started.

Possibly you avoid dawdling — that is, moving slowly — as you amass specific information that may or may not prove useful at a later date. Perhaps you simply enjoy some aspects of reading and collecting ideas.

By nature, you periodically notice that you cannot stop thinking about some things. You might continue to mull over certain kinds of issues, ideas, or opportunities without even realizing it. Occasionally you detect unusual configurations in data that reveal important information or solve pesky — that is, troublesome — problems.

Because of your strengths, you might gather ideas and information from reading publications that keep you up to date on particular types of current events. What you choose to peruse — that is, examine studiously — may reflect some of your personal or professional interests. Chances are good that you sometimes sit down with a book simply because you are eager to discover new ideas.

Through the printed word, you have made the acquaintance of some very interesting fictional characters and real people. Instinctively, you now and then desire to even out the amount of time and energy you invest in the various parts of your life. Maybe you concentrate on balancing personal growth, professional responsibilities, family obligations, friends, health, and mental stimulation.

Perhaps reading about topics that interest you or fiction that spellbinds — that is, fascinates — you might be a factor in your quality-of-life equation.

Achiever

Instinctively, you may seek out advisers whose judgment and expertise you trust.

If you find yourself in a questionable situation, you sometimes ask them to help you identify the proper course of action. Why? Perhaps you place great value on doing things correctly.

Chances are good that you might win over individuals when they notice you are intense, diligent, and earnest. Perhaps you are attracted to people whose work ethic matches your own. This may partially explain why they enjoy your company.

It’s very likely that you occasionally set aside time to map out the coming months, years, or decades. Perhaps you realize the hard work of thinking must precede the implementation of long-range plans. Maybe you have discovered that your success depends on it.

Because of your strengths, you sometimes labor long and hard to produce excellent results. You might need to have a lot of independence, solitude, or control over assignments.

Driven by your talents, you might see yourself as a logical, rational, sensible, or wise person. Once you establish this reputation with people, perhaps you work hard to maintain it.

Relator

Driven by your talents, you bond with and work well with people who tell you what they want to accomplish in life.

It’s very likely that you have close companions who frequently seek your guidance. You help them find answers to their personal and professional problems. This makes you a valuable friend.

By nature, you sometimes declare you are as productive as you can be, especially when people allow you to work independently.

Having to deal with teammates, classmates, or group members may stymie — that is, hinder — your progress.

Instinctively, you have the ability to instruct, train, or offer suggestions to people who look to you for assistance.

Chances are good that you may be convinced that you are measuring up to your potential. Perhaps you know when you are doing your best work or earning the highest grades you possibly can.

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