my StrengthsFinder themes analyzed

Joseph Dworak of Leadership Vision has graciously read my palm, er, analyzed my StrengthsFinder themes. I’ve found this to be the most helpful personal assessment tool to date, b/c it not only tells me how I might do something stylistically, but it describes what I actually prefer to do and do well. And with this brief analysis, I’m one step closer to understanding how to better use my strengths in a leadership and/or teamwork context. Here’s his analysis:

DJ Chuang is the next on the list to be profiled / analyzed based on his Gallup StrengthsFinder test results. DJ is someone I have met through the blog-world. His strengths are Input, Ideation, Strategic, Adaptability, and Woo. He is a dominant thinker, Input, Ideation and Strategic – who can research, come up with ideas (fueled by his input) and a plan to boot. This plan will probably be very fluid – (Adaptability tends to be like that) and changing as things come up. DJ is a good leader in the moment. His Woo as we have discussed will help people get on his side and get going with his ideas.

I see him as someone who might get off track as things come up and take him in a another direction. His Woo/Adpatability combination will help him get people on task with him, especially during events. When things go wrong, he will be like – I expected some things to come up, no big deal. Great to have in youth ministry which I believe DJ is in.

Other things – since he is such a heavy thinker he may have trouble developing people – others may help him with the handholding aspects of ministry. Also, he would need people on his team who are hard workers who can get his ideas done in a disciplined way. He may seem like his head is in the clouds at times, with all that thinking going on – not a big deal but this is where teaming will really help him out.

Add to the discussion about what you think about my StrengthsFinder profile, and how I can best serve as a leader and contribute to a team.

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  1. Jason Clark says:

    Out of all the things I have engaged with, myers brigss, disc, enneagram, this tool has been the most life directing and helpful. I took the test end of last year and have been working through it with a UK qualified coach.

    Mine are:
    Focus: People strong in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow
    through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They
    prioritize, then act.

    Learner: People strong in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn
    and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of
    learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.

    Achiever: People strong in the Achiever theme have a great deal of
    stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and

    Activator: People strong in the Activator theme can make things happen
    by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.

    Intellection: People strong in the Intellection theme are characterized
    by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate
    intellectual discussions.

    Now I know you asked about you…so enough of me.

  2. Jason Clark says:

    Sounds like you would be great as the catalyst for team session on strategy and orienting, and gathering people to agreed plans. The step back and let others action them.

  3. I don’t know anyone here, but I stumbled upon this blog because my number one strength according to this test is “learner,” so I’m here to, well, learn. I have been curious to see if others share several of my strengths and what they’re like.

    My top five came back as:

    Learner, Deliberate, Context, Analytical, Achiever.

  4. blackgypsy says:

    wow! these are my same exact strengths in the exact order as it came out for me. my strengths are also: Input, Ideation, Strategic, Adaptability, and Woo. is your briggs type ENTP also; i am curious if there is any correlation.

  5. djchuang says:

    blackgypsy, Thanks for your comment! My Myers-Briggs are INTP, so very close, but not identical. I’d be more curious to learn what kind of careers and jobs you’ve worked.

  6. blackgypsy says:

    i’m back… jobs i’ve had. so many. i’ve had lots of odd jobs, sometimes working two or three jobs at a time. all of them brief. locksmith, tdy operator, online editor/web designer for local newspaper, telemarketing, burger king, cancer center radiation oncology assistant, office clerk, operations manager, QA/business analyst (pharma), bilingual (spanish) tech support, IT contractor, supermarket bakery/deli associate, and maybe one or two other things that i can’t remember. i liked tech support the best, but hated the slumping wages, not learning anything new after a while, and being leashed to the telephone. i had aspirations of becoming a systems analyst but never got around to it.

    i am still looking for my niche. i have creative bursts which make me think i might have an aptitude ( and love) for writing. but that may be more of a hobby. for my next job, i’d like to get into some kind of consulting role. something were i could roll in, provide valuable insights/information/training to get the ball rolling for companies. then bounce to another company without having to sit through the gory details and growing pains. why have i not done this yet? my trepidation comes at not having the right subject/field/area of expertise to be able to give ‘valuable insights/information/training’ on.

    What about you? how’s your career going?