May 1, 2009

Positivity! Yay! or, "Where's my yellow blazer?"

Blue Sugar Poet, which I still think is one of the coolest names ever, has gone off the deep end. Which can only mean one thing: She has given me an award!

Awards! Yay! Here's the deal:
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!

And now, the tagged:
maria, tiffany, robin, paca, blogless, mckoala, and jane (Doe, though I also do love Jane V's blog).
(Yes, I know that blogless has an impenetrable mime shield. As such, Aerin gets the final tag.)
And I am breaking one of the rules. Specifically, I'm not doing #5 because I'm lazy.

And now...

My five top strengths!

Yes, I have just recently (as in an hour ago) suffered through the Strengths Finder 2.0. And my life is totally changed. Well, really, no, it's not. My life is exactly the same. I just understand it a little better. Here are my top strengths:

Strategic
Ideation
Connectedness
Positivity
Relator
The shocker, when I read the list, was the last one. My first thought was, "WTF? I don't think I'd be very good at selling houses." My second thought was, "Boy, it's really time to give in and get those reading glasses."

The next shocker was finding out, thanks to spell checkers and dictionary.com, that "ideation" is actually a real word.

Honestly, I was gobsmacked at how uncanny the descriptions were. Now, I've only read the five they picked for me; it's entirely possible that all 34 strengths (or, "themes of talent" as the book calls them) are written in a way that would have me going, "Hey, yeah, that's like so totally me!" But I guess that's the positivity emerging.

8 comments:

bluesugarpoet said...

Congrats, friend...I admire you from afar and a-near.:)

Strengh finder? My strength is my right arm. hahaha. I actually want to *know* what strength finder will find in me...gonna take a looksy....

Aniket said...

Congrats Pete!
Jana has excellent choice.


@ Jana:

Shouldn't your right leg be stronger than your right arm, Considering all the running you do? lol

That's why I never try to piss you off. I won't even be able to run away from you.

JaneyV said...

You forgot twinkly. You do positively TWINKLE!

But I do not believe ideation is a word. It's a makey-up word of the worst kind. It's not the idea of ideation that I don't like. It's the laziness of it. One of the best makey-up words is rainbowdy which my daughter invented to describe colourful things. That is a good makey-up word.

Oh look the word verification is color. How serendipitous!

JaneyV said...

Oooh! The nest word verification is "excele". Even more serendipitous.

I'm going to stop looking now or I may never get up!

Robin S. said...

Thanks, Pete!

I'll pop my sign up in the next couple of days.

Strengths finder - a good idea, by the way - and good to revisit when you've had a bad day- to remind yourself why you're a great person. So keep that list handy - for when work has you strung up with stress!

Chris Eldin said...

:-) It looks lovely on you.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Congrats on tnhe award!

I felt the same way when I read my Myers-Briggs stuff. A lot of 'so that explains that part of me' ah ha moments.

Sarah Laurenson said...

I need writing glasses...