Summit SLO Addressed
1. Analyze human behavior or social relations
Below, you will find the definitions of each of my identified strengths, as they appear in the StrengthsQuest skills identification test. Before you explore these definitions, please watch this short video, which serves as a brief introduction to CliftonStrengths.
WOO: Winning Others Over
WOO stands for winning others over. At the heart, WOO is a social Intelligence theme. People with the strength of WOO have a great capacity to inspire and motivate others. WOO is not just a cheerleader, rather, WOO is adept and skillful in the social setting.”
Throughout my time at Agnes, my authentic love of getting to know people and meet them where they are has been the major manifestation of the WOO theme. In my leadership roles, this has served me well, in that I feel that I am comfortable in virtually any setting I am placed in.
Simply defined, Strategic is a person whose decisions seem to come quickly and easily. For some reason, people with Strategic are able to quickly,
- sort through the clutter
- avoid obstacles and
- determine the best route forward, often before anyone else does.
“People with the StrengthsFinder theme of Connectedness believe that everything happens for a reason. They have the unique ability to ‘connect the dots’ between what is happening in the here and now with deep personal meaning. People with the strength of Connectedness have a unique way of seeing events, people and the world, able to recognize instinctively that everything that happens is caused by something else. There is a “ripple” that connects people and events together. In this connection, people with Connectedness find meaning, purpose and deeper relationships.”
I become very connected to people after knowing them for just a short period of time. I have an investment in the wellbeing of people, and I believe that having the connectedness attribute has served me well in that capacity. At Agnes Scott in particular, I have enjoyed forming connections to different parts of the country and the world through my friendships with my schoolmates.
“Simply defined, a person with the StrengthsFinder theme of Achiever is known for having a great stamina for hard work. In fact, Achievers enjoy working hard and they also gain momentum with accomplishing more and more work. Someone with the strength of Achiever has a particular motivation, drive and determination to achieve something with her time.”
My entire life, I have been labeled an “overachiever”. To me, achievement is just a way to measure where I am in my abilities. I am competitive, but I have learned to accept successes and failures and achievements in their own right, in that they allow me to grow as a person.
“People with the strength of Individualization see each person as one of a kind. They are intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. They tend to have a natural ability to discover uniqueness or hidden talents without the need for an assessment or other tool. They want to do what they can to draw out uniqueness. People with the strength of Individualization are attentive to people’s individual style, attitudes, and interests. They notice how others think or are motivated.”
Regardless of how many people I have met in my life, each one of them is unique to me. I value every person as though they are the only person I have ever met, because each person is coming from a completely different set of circumstances. This has helped me organize teams, committees, and special interest groups.