Profile Tip: Don’t Let Strength Tags Throw You

Profile Tips help you put your strengths profile to work

Matt studied his profile report. He was impressed at its accuracy, but one thing confused him. Was he truly Aggressive when it came to solving problems?

man at computerMatt saw himself as enthusiastic and friendly – the kind of person that was good at solving problems that deal with people.

To Matt, “Aggressive” implied he was pushy, loud-mouthed, and strident. That term seemed incongruent with his engaging relational style.

Here’s a Tip

Strengths tags are summary terms.

Matt soon learned that the strengths tags – the names given to each of the eight strengths on the four scales – varies in intensity from individual to individual. “Aggressive,” as a strengths tag, represents a wide variance.

An individual with a natural Aggressive problem solving strength can be purposeful like Matt (low intensity). Meanwhile, another might be commanding, forceful, and directive (high intensity) and another be goal-oriented and pioneering (mid-intensity).

The key lies in understanding that a strengths tag acts as an umbrella for a particular bent. When you dig deeper to see its intensity descriptors, you discover how you reflect that strength.

You can put your strengths profile to work by understanding your intensity when it comes to a particular strength.

Insight from The Word

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.
(Psalm 119:130, ESV)

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