Finding my Strengths

Andrew Del Prete
Nov 28, 2018 · 4 min read
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Recently, our team at Webflow was asked to conduct a Strength Finder workshop via gallupstrengthscenter.com. This was my first time filling out something like this and I found the results really interesting! I think frequent introspection and learning about one’s self is a healthy and insightful practice.

Here is a description of the assessment from the gallupstrengthscenter.com:

During this hour-long online assessment, you’ll see 177 paired statements and choose which one best describes you.

The assessment measures your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, so when you’re done you’ll have discovered your talents.

After we filled out the assessment we were asked to write up our first impressions.


My 5 Signature Themes (top 5 of 34)

First Impressions Discussion Guide

1 — What was your first reaction to your Clifton StrengthFinder report(s)?

2 — What has your report(s) helped you discover about your talents?

3 — Did any part of your report(s) surprise you?

4 — Is there a particular theme you expected to see among your five Signature Themes, but didn’t?

5 — Have you shared your StrengthFinder report(s) with anyone? What reaction did you get?

6 — Tell me about a time when you used one or more of your Signature Themes?

  1. There have been many times where my Beliefs (or core values) have been challenged. One example of this is, at a previous job, our team was working 10–12 hours a day, week after week, to release a feature and I had to step up and call it out. I find work to be very meaningful, fulfilling, and fun, however, in comparison with my family and health it’s not on the same level.

How have your Signature Themes helped you succeed in the past?

8 — How are you using one or more of your Signature Themes in your daily life?

  1. I help with a small in-home church group where we meet with 6 families that have various beliefs and doctrinal backgrounds. I often play the Harmony and Connectedness role in trying to find consensus and keeping us on track with the greater goals.

Are any of your Signature Themes (top five) more of a stretch in terms of understanding them or seeing them in yourself? If so, are there parts of the definition that don’t seem to apply to you?

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