Category: Discover

Intellection and Input: StrengthsFinder 2.0

Maximizer & Achiever: Strengths Finder 2.0

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 …

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 …

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 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. …

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?

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 …

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 …