Intellection and Input: StrengthsFinder 2.0

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

Input and Intellection are two themes that emerged from the Strengths Finder 2.0 assessment I completed in 2007 that didn’t show up in my 2012 results. In 2012, Input and Intellection were replaced by Maximizer and Achiever. Three themes were common to both set of results: Strategic, Ideation and Leaner. In this post I’ll explore […]

Maximizer & Achiever: Strengths Finder 2.0

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments

In my previous post I introduced the results to my two Strengths Finder 2.0 assessments (2007 and 2012). That post focused on the three themes common to both assessments: Strategic, Ideation and Learner. In this post, I continue the Strengths Finder 2.0 discussion with a look at the two themes that appeared in 2012 that […]

Strategic, Ideation, Learner: StrengthsFinder 2.0 Themes

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Discover, Grow | One Comment
Strategic, Ideation, Learner: StrengthsFinder 2.0 Themes

StrengthsFinder 2.0 is an assessment system developed by social scientists at The Gallup Organization to identify clusters of behavioral and attitudinal variables classified into themes or “strengths.” The system was built on the research of Dr. Donald O. Clifton (1924-2003)  dubbed the “Father of Strengths Psychology.” The original StrengthsFinder system was updated in 2007 as […]

I Am A Perceiver

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Discover, Grow | No Comments
I Am A Perceiver

The Judging vs. Perceiving dimension of the MBTI is designed to measure how a person responds and relates to the outside world. Officially, it measures”Temporal and Structural Orientation.” This is the one dimension where my type is clearly and strongly defined: I am a Perceiver. This post is another in my on-going series where I […]

The Enterprising Artistic Adventurer

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
The Enterprising Artistic Adventurer

Somehow I managed to hold onto an old computer printout of the results from a college orientation vocational interests assessment, the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory. I ran across it recently in a folder where I’d stored all my old test scores, transcripts and similar documentation as I embarked on this exercise to compare the results of […]

Why I Am Fighting Oil Sands Mining

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
Why I Am Fighting Oil Sands Mining

Why am I opposed to oil sands mining? I’m someone who’s extremely comfortably using 21st century technology and I believe that technological advancement can solve many (but not all) of the challenges we face as a civilization. I’m also very comfortable with change. In fact, I think we need a LOT more change, not less. […]

Are You A Cat In Gloves?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Discover, Inspire | No Comments
Are You A Cat In Gloves?

Curiosity. It all started with earthworms. ‘Erms, I called them. Or maybe it was a bunny rabbit. My mother insists that I cannot remember the rabbit. She says I was much too young, not even a year old. I can see the rabbit, in my mind’s eye. Who knows if this a real memory or […]

Extroverted Introvert–Or Vice Versa?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Discover | No Comments

I’ll admit to a fondness for personality-type tests. Maybe fondness is the wrong word. Intrigue? Fascination? Curiosity? That’s it. I think I’m curious about personality and Strengths-Finder tests. Always have been, at least since one of the career assessment tests I took as a young adult matched me with journalist or air traffic controller. A […]

How I Became A Beekeeper

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Discover | No Comments
How I Became A Beekeeper

Nature fascinates me, inspires me, leaves me awestruck. I think beekeeping has always been in the plans for my life. I grew up eating honey. I was a toddler before the warning labels appeared on honey jars and I’ve eaten it for as long as I remember. Probably as a result of my love for […]

The Power of Purposeful Action

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Discover | 2 Comments
The Power of Purposeful Action

Do you ever experience the whole “why am I here” angst? Do you wonder: What is my purpose? Do you ask: Does anything I do really matter? Color me guilty. I spent most of my 20s and early 30s dealing with those questions. I found that journaling helped. A lot. I worked my way through […]