this new school year we were encouraged to take the strength finder quiz and note our top five strengths for all to see on our email signature. It is a little daunting to imagine thAt my “strengths” would be sitting below my signature on every email for everyone I work side by side with; parents, teachers, administration could read or even judge.
Relator- my top strength shows that close relationships mean a lot to me, and that I value these relationships. This explains my Very small group of friends. I value quality NOT quantity.
Significance- I’m not sure if I am supposed to be embarrassed or proud of this one. This quality means that I do this because I want what I do to make a difference. I became a teacher to change the world, to inspire and encourage the students / parents that I teach every year. This does not mean I need a pat on the back for a job well done, it just means I value my work VERY much.
Futuristic- this quality goes hand in hand with the last; I look at what I do in futuristic terms. Why and I doing this? To make a difference later in the lives of my students. This also could explain why I am always looking at tomorrow and not focusing on the right now.
Achiever- no kidding! I believe this is a genetic quality passed down from my mother. I wouldn’t be surprised if both my sisters had this one on their top five. I am a very task oriented, driven person. Some would call it Workaholic.
There wasn’t a quality that surprised me, I wasn’t disappointed in my results, I’m just not sure what to do with them now. I guess it tells me what I’m good at and who I should work with to help compliment my own strengths.
I work with two men that have Empathy as one of their top 5- hope that comes in handy down the road.