My Strengths are Discovered!
“By the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in order to feel good about yourself. No matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of rest, if the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, you will feel dissatisfied.” (PH.Ds, Clifton, O., Anderson, E., Schreiner, L., Pg 26) When I read this quote in our StrengthsQuest text I felt as if I was describing my own personality while starring at myself in the mirror. If there was a sentence to explain “Chrissy” this would be it, or at least a very good candidate when summarizing my number one strength. After completing my StrengthQuest survey online and analyzing my results with the three people who
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I am very understanding and accepting of people, I always have been. The strength of empathy has allowed me to form extremely important relationships with other individuals throughout my lifetime in a largely mixed variety within extremely different groups of people. I “get” people, I may not always agree with them, but I understand and can relate to them. Being an Educator I believe this should be at the top of the list when it comes to working with students, making them feel comfortable and helping them to see the potential within themselves. As an individual myself if I can’t relate to my students, understand and pick up on their emotions, or have them want to relate to me well then everything, and I mean everything else is out the window. Without having the ability to build a strong student/teacher relationship the teacher will never help the student learn because the student will not respect the teacher, and without a common bond the teacher will never be able to “get through” to their students, or other important individuals they encounter throughout their lifetime. I feel as if the strength of harmony is the final bow on top of the package. Harmony completes the understanding of other individuals in its entire entity, and helps the teacher find a common ground