Essay on Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

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After reading Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath, I learned that there are thirty four different themes that one could have as strengths. Each strength has its own positive that allow people to better work with the people who have this style of strengths. Another key topic that I learned is that everyone has their own types of personal strengths. The main principle that was taken away from reading this book was that the old phrase of “You can be anything you want to be” is not a true statement (p. 6). We are all taught this idea at a very young age and it tends to stick with us for the rest of our lives. Forced by the past, most people are required to try to fix their weaknesses, but not improve on our strengths. We cannot truly be anything …show more content…
We all have the talent to be able to read questions in a rapid manner and answer them. You also have to be able to sit down and invest time into taking the assessment. The above point Rath made clearly relates to not only our daily life but also on the assessment.
After completing the assessment to find out my strengths I learned that my strengths include empathy, discipline, deliberative, belief, and consistency. Empathy is my number one trait. As a person with high strength in empathy, it is a well-conceived idea that I am very in touch with the feelings that surround me, whether it be my own feelings or that of a person in my surroundings. Empathic people tend to be able to feel what others are feeling as if they are the feelings that they are having themselves (p. 97). The empathic trait allows people to be able to help people connect with their emotions whether they want to or not. Personally, I feel as though when people are having issues and need someone to confide in with their feelings I am one of the first people they go to. I am able to be a rock that they can confide in because of my genuinely helpful when people need me. As an empathic person, I am able to look at someone’s face or hear in the tone of their voice that something is not right or if something is going extremely well.
Discipline is my next highest trait. Discipline is all about having

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