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What are your Top 5? 1. Restorative, 2. Includer, 3. Developer, 4. Adaptability, 5. Positivity.
How do you see them playing out in your life?
It is amazing to see how the strengths play out in the various facets of my life and it is truly remarkable to identify their function at the basic level of whom I am. I can see how each of them plays an active role in my professional and personal life. I work as a nurse so each of these contribute to my approach when dealing with patients, working with peers, and developing and measuring outcomes to ensure the patient has the best result. Although the strengths are very apparent in my professional life, they are most evident in my personal life. I realized that I tend to analyze whatever situation I face to figure out which decision will lead to the best outcome- this is definitely restorative in action. With includer I feel the constant desire, even drive somewhat, to invite or reach out to people so they do not feel left out. Includer draws me to people and if there is common ground or areas where I can impart information, developer comes into full swing. As a developer, I love to encourage people and help them reach their potential however possible. Positivity and adaptability work hand in hand because no matter what situation I go through, I am able to adjust to it and will continually have a confident outlook that everything will work out just fine, even if the plan and circumstances change 20 times. This comes in handy when I experience a less than desired tragedy.
What’s your favorite theme?
Positivity is at the core of who I am and is hands down my favorite! You could bring me a negative thing that happened and I can give you so many reasons why it is a good thing for you!! Yes, I may have to stretch for a few but in the end, I will sell the idea and you will walk away feeling somewhat better about the situation. Plus, who doesn’t like a lighthearted, smiley person!
What’s the one theme that “gets in your way”?
As much as I appreciate includer, I find it gets in my way because I always feel the need to include people to pretty much everything I do. It can be somewhat frustrating for me because I expect people to be as inclusive and when they aren’t its somewhat disappointing because it seems as though cliques are forming. No include likes cliques because we feel like everyone should be friends!
How has knowing your top 5 empowered you to live a more authentic life?
Knowing my top 5 has enlightened me as to why I act and respond the way I do. I can be more intentional with how I utilize my strengths and how I approach situations in the future. I am so thankful for reCreate for helping me discover a little more about myself!!
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