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5 STRENGTHS

I took the Strengths Finder 2.0 Test about 3 years ago during an internship (required by my boss), and it was amazing to me how accurate the results were.

I think it’s so important to know what your strengths and weaknesses are when running a business. It helps you decide what to take on yourself, what to delegate, how to set goals and so many more things I could ramble on about!

I encourage all of you to take the same test that I did and see what your strengths are.

Here are my results from the test:

Achiever – To sum up this strength, it pretty much means that I can’t go to bed at night unless I reach a goal or complete a task. It means that I’m not content if I’ve done nothing for the day. This is a double-edged sword, because although it’s nice that I have drive, sometimes I wish I could just sit down and relax more.

Competition – This is pretty self-explanatory. I’m very competitive… with others, myself, in business, you name it! I love a challenge and it’s an extra good feeling when I win, compared to the average person.

Maximizer – This one is funny regarding strengths, because it means that I search out my strengths and refine them. I work with my natural gifts to make them the best they can be.

Relator – This strength helps explain why I tend to be a bad friend. I’m not necessarily nervous about meeting new people, but I LOVE a close-knit group of friends. It also means that I don’t open up very quickly, I have a guard up when I first meet people and the only way I’ll let my guard down is if I really like you.

Strategic – This strength is intriguing to me and completely accurate. It means that where others see complexity and problems, I see a different path or pattern to solving the problem. I tend to look at ways of fixing the issues, rather than dwelling on the issue. I like this one.

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So, have you taken the test? Let me know what your strengths are in the comments below!
  • Wow… Are we the same person?!

    This test sounds great- but does it show your weakness? I’m always very eager to learn where I have room for improvement… But why is that harder to wrangle up?

    • Amanda Genther

      Ha!! We might be! I wish it told us our weaknesses or areas for improvement, but I think that’s one of those things where we kind of know what our weaknesses are and where we need to improve. That would be interesting, though!

  • My strengths essentially say I’m a big fat nerd:

    They are Ideation, Input, Learner, Strategic, Achiever. Input, Ideation, and Achiever have pretty much always been there but the other 2 are new since the last time I took the test. I LOVE the strengths report that you get after taking the test – that’s my favorite.

    • Amanda Genther

      Those are amazing strengths. I agree, the report at the end is the best!

  • Jess

    I used that book to write a paper for a leadership class a few years ago, and ended up loving it! It’s always interesting to gain insight about yourself, and I agree with Kristin-the report is really fun to read! I found it to be spot on, whether I liked the outcome or not…

    When I took it a few years ago, my strengths were relator, learner, achiever, harmony, and input. So can you take the test again with the same code? I’m curious now how just a few years may/may not affect the outcome! if anyone’s taken it more than once, did you find your results to be similar?! thanks for sharing, amanda! :)

  • I’m thinking I should take this test- sounds interesting!