“People exceptionally talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.”- Clifton Strengths
As a relator, I take the relationships that I form very seriously. I always make intentional time for those in my life including my coworkers and peers. When people around me are working on a project, I make it my mission to assist them in whatever way they ask, so they can meet their intended goal.
“People exceptionally talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.”- Clifton Strengths
My responsibility trait is most evident when I am scheduling meetings. If I say that I am going to meet with someone in a particular time frame, I arrive prepared and early. In situations where that is no longer feasible, I make a point to communicate the issue as soon as possible and try to arrive at another possible solution that allows the end goal to still be met. When working with a team, people often look to me to complete the more critical tasks because they know that it will be executed well and within a timely manner.
“People exceptionally talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.”- Clifton Strengths
As a future educator, I feel that my learner trait is probably the one I connect with the most. I am always looking for new ways to solve difficult problems and how I can convey that information to others. I am usually trying to get others to get excited about their academic victories. During my own academic pursuit, completing research has been my favorite part of any project. I often find myself getting lost in books and new information and cannot wait to share my findings with my peers.
“People exceptionally talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.”- Clifton Strengths
As a strategist, I never see failure as an option. I am always trying to sort through how I can do my best work even if the odds are not in my favor. Before I begin any project, I like to utilize all of my resources to understand what is expected of me and how the task has been completed in the past. I write out a detailed to-do list to ensure that all the necessary components are included in my final product. When I hit a road block, I do not mind asking others for assistance to ensure that the end goal is being met.
“People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.”- Clifton Strengths
As an achiever, I often find myself involved in a little bit of everything. As displayed in my biography, I have always been an intentionally busy person holding many leadership roles whenever possible. Even my rest days involve a level of active productivity towards a project that I’m working on. It is important to me that I constantly refine my skills so that I can be a better role model for my future students and any other youth that I may encounter. My goal is to avoid being another inner-city statistic, which is why I have worked so hard for everything that I have accomplished.