Nicole Sacco and Shanette Martin
session on personality strengths
from South Roots International, Cape Flats, SA
(Partially funded by the National Arts Council)
Clifton Strength finder personality test
“A test to discover what you naturally do best and to learn how to develop your greatest strengths into talents”.
Strength - the ability to consistently produce a nearly perfect positive outcome in a specific task.
Knowledge - what you know.
Skill - developed ability to move through the fundamental steps of a task.
Talents - our natural abilities uniquely received at birth a natural way of thinking, feeling, behaving.
Your strength is a combination of knowledge, skill and talent.
A weakness in knowledge and skill can be managed with relative ease, but a gap in talent is more of a challenge.
There are zillions of talents, which means it is impossible to name them all. We therefore put these talents into themes.
Activator, Achiever, Arranger, Analytical, Adaptability
Command, Communication, Context, Connectedness, Competition, Consistency
Discipline, Developer, Deliberative
Ideation, Individualistic, Includer, Input, Intellection
Responsibility, relator, restorative
Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic
Winning other over (WOO)
Shanette Martin then introduced a hypothetical situation for the participants to develop in role play. The team was at the beach and the driver had lost the keys to the bus between leaving the bus and settling on the beach. The participants were divided into zoom groups and each group role played how they would react under these circumstances. When the groups all returned into the main online room their reactions to the lost bus keys was analysed according to personality strengths. Shanette emphasised how important it was for their to be a mixture of people with different personality strengths to address the situation.
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