The true strengths indicator is a simple set of four questions
designed to help you identify your real strengths. The questions
- What are things (specific activities) that you do that
raise your self esteem the most?
- Skills Used to achieve these activities
- Skills I love to use
- Opportunities where I could use the skills I love more
at work or in life in general
We usually enjoy things we are good and this raises our self
esteem. Much of this is linked to our personality and experiences.
If we love presenting - we should seek opportunities to present.
What skills do you need to perform the activities listed
in column one. Using the presentation example - turning concepts
into examples that an audience understands; building rapport
with groups; and appropriate use of humour can be called upon
in performing a great presentation
Skills I love to use
Having identified a list of skills - highlight the ones you
truly love using
Finally, consider ways to utilise these skills. Our experience
is the more we use our talents (the true strengths), the more
satisfied and the greater our self esteem.