I took the Clifton Strengths assessment in November, 2018. It might be hokey for some or pointless for others. But for me it was insightful.

Category types are divided into four groups:

There was a strong focus in “Strategic Thinking” and “Relationship Building”. Completely off my radar are “Influencing” and “Executing”.There are 34 strengths associated with each category type. These string together a Theme Sequence, or Talent DNA. Of the 34, these are my top five. I’ve also included six through ten to show the complete picture.

1. Intellection

(Strategic Thinking) Think deeply, think often. You are characterized by your intellectual activity. You are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

2. Input

(Strategic Thinking) Keep exploring; always be curious. You have a need to collect and archive. You may accumulate information, ideas, artifacts or even relationships.

3. Context

(Strategic Thinking) Look to the past to build a better tomorrow. You enjoy thinking about the past. You understand the present by researching its history.

4. Connectedness

(Relationship Building) Help others see connections and purpose in everyday life. You have faith in the links among all things. You believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has meaning.

5. Learner

(Strategic Thinking) Use your passion for learning to add value to your own and others’ lives. You have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites you.

6. Discipline

(Executing) Create structure, and keep things organized. You enjoy routine and structure. Your world is best described by the order you create.

7. Strategic