Lincoln lent me his book, Strength Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath.
This book actually came with an online test (a set of unique codes behind for a unique user) to test your 5 most matched unique strengths on your results with 34 different themes to match from. Since Lincoln has used his code, I was contemplating of getting a new book myself just to test out what kind of results would I have.
Google is your friend, they say.
Indeed, I manage to save the trees and my pocket by purchasing a brand new access code online just to take the test. Interested parties can purchase a code which would be sent to you in 24 hours at $17.50 USD (You don’t really save much since the cost of the book is about $20.50USD, but there’s no point of keeping the physical stuff, why not just save the pdf that the test gives you)
The test takes 30 minutes or so, with no time for you to think of the answer. “When you take the assessment, you have just 20 seconds to respond to each item. It’s quick because we found that instinctual, top-of-mind responses are more revealing than those you’d give if you sat around and debated each question…” as quoted by Tom in the book.
Here’s my 5 traits if anyone of you are interested:
People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.
People who are especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.
People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.
People who are especially talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.
People who are especially talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.
Basically if you find reading the whole book to read all the different 34 themes a chore, just take the online test, the results are given with explanation, insights and even action plan which are laid exactly in the book. (Your 5, except missing out the rest of the 29 themes)
It’s a good read and a good way to start knowing yourself if you’re feeling lost on what kind of strengths do you have.