Strengths Insights Part 6: Individualisation
Welcome to Part 6 of the Strengths Insight Series. Each week we look at a different Strength Theme from the Gallup StrengthsFinder® framework. Reading these posts will give you an insight into those you work with and live with.
If you have Individualisation as a dominant strength, you will be intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. You will be impatient with generalisations and stereotypes, because you don’t want to obscure what is special and distinct about each person. You focus on the differences between individuals. You instinctively observe each person’s style, each person’s motivation, how he or she thinks, and how they build relationships.
Because you are a keen observer of other people’s strengths you can draw out the best in them. You can guide them to use their strengths to the best advantage. You can get the right people doing the right work at the right time.
In the framework, “The evolution of an idea”, people strong in Individualisation are good at nurturing the idea through the rationalization stage.
Tips for Maximising your Individualisation Strength
- To grow find fulfilling work, volunteer to help where confusion exist. You will be able to help people solve problems collaboratively.
- To be sustainable make sure you are working with someone who can put people to work once they understand their magnificance, otherwise people may find a better place to work.
- Watch out for people who don’t understand the value of your Individualisation strength. You might hear them say things like you sacrifice the group’s needs for the individual needs.
- When working with someone with Individualisation as a dominant strength, involve them in mediation, solving conflict and delegation.
How many men and women have Individualisation in their Top 5?
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