My top 5 strengths

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  1. That’s an interesting analysis…interesting to know your strengths. I agree about needing to focus on strengths and build them and use them to our advantage rather than just focus on weaknesses.
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  2. Suzy says:

    This strength finder rings a bell. I’ve always believed that we should play to our strengths not our weaknesses. There is a story about Tiger Woods who at a point in time was focussing on improving his weak areas. That year he did not do well. So he decided to abandon that and focussed on his strenghts and was back in top form. Nice post.

  3. Shailaja V says:

    What a fascinating analysis! I’m tempted to look it up, although I’d be keen to discover how much of an in-built lie analysis the tool contains. In Psychology tests we always had a lie meter. Questions which typically people would lie on, if they did, then the test was more valid. Would be curious to know how this matches up. That said, I think your analysis seems pretty spot on.
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  4. Loved the concept of strength finder buddy and this is a perfect post before I enter my world of dreams as it leaves me so motivated. The idea is actually perfect and you forced me to think that why we work on our weaknesses n not strengths while ideally it makes more sense to do vice versa.

  5. The Individualisation strength is clearly visible through your awesome #WomenAtWork posts. You have this apt way of sharing the things that people do, in ways that they never would have been able to express clearly. And that certainly is a super strength: helping people feel proud and happy about themselves and their contributions 🙂

  6. Ness says:

    I’ve never heard of the strength finder. It sounds really interesting. I’ve never thought of it that way: that we’re taught to work on our weaknesses instead of playing to our strengths. Reminds me of that quote by Albert Einstein: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” You have some truly wonderful strengths! I’m curious to find out mine now!

    • Parul Thakur says:

      Ness, I have first hand experienced and seen that we all work towards what we are not good that. We are told to not quit trying which is true but look at the way that if the job can be done easily playing with strength, what’s the need to work on it by overcoming a weakness. Makes sense?
      Thanks much for stopping by. Let me know what yours turns out to be.

  7. Modern Gypsy says:

    This sounds fascinating! I agree with the school of thought that believes in playing to your strengths rather than focusing on your weakness. I will have to look up the strength finder. Thanks for introducing me to something new!
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  8. wow I found this so fascinating. I see myself as a learner, I think when we continue to learn we are always stretching out our branches to the sun #Fridayreflections

  9. With the developmentally disabled brother in law I advocate for, too much of his life was spent trying to analyze his weaknesses. Attention was never really paid to his strengths. Slowly, but happily, this is changing.
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    • Parul Thakur says:

      I’m so happy to hear that. With developmentally challenged people, talking about strengths is a good way to boost confidence. This is something I have personally seen. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

  10. Ramya says:

    The strength finder is interesting! Will try. I feel, individualisation is great quality as we work with different people.

  11. Vinodini says:

    Wow, this is interesting! I’ve never heard about a strength finder. I’m sure it lifts a lot of cloud off your mind when you know your strengths with such precision.

  12. Shalini says:

    Kudos and you are always inspiring, Parul. From the very first AtoZ (two yrs ago), I admire you and your work. Thanks for letting us know of this test. I need to figure out where exactly I belong 🙂
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  13. Each one of this is so you , Parul. And I know how it sounds because I haven’t met you yet. But I just feel like I know you in some ways and these are exactly the qualities I would associate with you. Where can I take this step to find out my strengths? Like you, I find it hard to talk about my strengths too.

  14. Amazing list of strength , Harmony is something I feel we have in common. Enjoyed reading this post and I sure would want to go to the book and find more about me.
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  15. Sulekha says:

    I know what my test result will be 😊 Lovely article, good to know a bit more about you.

  16. SHILPA GARG says:

    Wow! Those are some amazing strengths you have. Tom Rath’s Strength Finder is something that I’d like to check out too 🙂
    Thanks for sharing, Parul!

  17. I will definitely like to take this test and see what it comes out for me . Good initiative

  18. Bellybytes says:

    What a well written and well thought out post . Enjoyed reading it immensely. Must try out the book when I get home

  19. Rajendra says:

    I think I can write- working on the singing. But seriously, I agree with this guy (and you) that we stand a better chance nurturing our talent.

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