Essay on Affirming Strengths : ' My Signature Themes '

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Affirming Strengths Essay
On strengthsquest.com, I completed the StrengthsQuest assessment and discovered my five themes: Restorative, Input, Developer, Futuristic and Empathy. At first, I was unsure if the results of the assessment would encompass me, but I do feel that I embody a large portion of my themes.
In “My Signature Themes”, a downlodable PDF description of my themes, Restorative describes a problem solver- someone who enjoys fixing or reviving things. Initially, I did not see myself as Restorative because I associated being a problem solver with Mathematics and Science. However, in my 3D and 2D art class I am continually finding solutions to aesthetic problems. For example, I had to make a sculpture using paper bags, masking tape, and twine. Nevertheless, these materials had to be utilized in a way that was transformative. The materials could not be identifiable. During this project, I constantly made and edited sketches because sometimes the materials were recognizable; thus, they needed to be reworked. Each time I found a solution to hindrance, the sculpture morphed into a new and more improved form. The progress I made kept me motivated and I was satisfied with the finished product.
My second theme is Input; this theme describes a person who collects tangible items or information. In “My Signature Themes”, the PDF states, "If you read a great deal, it is not necessarily to refine your theories but, rather to add more information to your archives. If you like to…

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