Unpacking My Themes for 2022

The 34 CliftonStrengths themes are divided into four categories

  1. Executing – Making things happen
  2. Influencing – Taking charge, speaking up, and making sure others are heard
  3. Relationship Building – Building strong relationships that hold a team together and make it greater than the sum of its parts
  4. Strategic Thinking – Absorbing and analyzing information that informs better decisions

Of my top 10 themes:

  • 2 are in Executing (1-Restorative, 3-Deliberative)
  • 4 are in Relationship Building (4-Connectedness, 7-Relator, 9-Individualization, 10-Empathy)
  • 4 are in Strategic Thinking (2-Futuristic, 5-Intellection, 6-Input, 8-Learner)
  • 0 are in Influencing

At first glance, these seem accurate. I don’t rely on influence or execution for success, though I could stand to get better at them. I consider myself a strategic thinker, but I think I have a different approach to relationship building. My relationships are based on my curiosity about other people and their uniqueness. I don’t think I build relationships to widen my circle of friends. Instead, I value close, deep relationships that create safe spaces for all of us.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s