Full discloser, I’ve never been a fan of “personality tests”. I’ve never liked the idea of a stranger trying to figure me out through a system I had no control over or real understanding of. So when I took Strength Finders, it was completely out of obligation and with a real sense of caution (my wife however has been wanting me to take the test for YEARS).
When I saw my top 5 I just thought, “yeah ok, it’s pretty close” (again, my wife would tell you that it’s dead on). But yesterday afternoon during a conversation with a friend I was encouraged to take the next step and find out the order of all my strengths, more specifically, my top 10 and bottom 5.
Here are my “Top 10”:
And now my “Bottom 5”
I have to admit, It was interesting to see all 33 strengths and the order they were in. (the bottom 5 were really the ones that made me really take notice.) But when I sent the full list of strengths to my wife her response really gave me a new perspective on the test. She said, “Most of your high strengths are my low ones and vice versa.”
Seriously, most of her top 10 strengths were my bottom 10 to 15.
You mean to tell me that where one of us may be at our weakest the other is strong? As if this test not only just told me how I could develop as a productive person but maybe that scientifically it says that by some divine plan the Lord brought me a wife that absolutely compliments who I am?!?!?!
Sidebar: Have you ever looked at your full list of strengths? What are your top 10 and bottom 5, and what have you done if anything with that information for personal development?