People exceptionally talented in the Empathy theme can sense other people’s feelings by imagining themselves in others’ lives or situations.
Adjectives that describe you include: compassionate, benevolent, appreciative, kind, sensitive, and understanding.
You can sense the emotions of those around you. You can feel what they are feeling as though their feelings are your own. Intuitively, you are able to see the world through their eyes and share their perspective. You do not necessarily agree with each person’s perspective. You do not necessarily feel pity for each person’s predicament—this would be sympathy, not Empathy. You do not necessarily condone the choices each person makes, but you do understand. This instinctive ability to understand is powerful. You hear the unvoiced questions. You anticipate the need. Where others grapple for words, you seem to find the right words and the right tone. You help people find the right phrases to express their feelings—to themselves as well as to others. You help them give voice to their emotional life. For all these reasons other people are drawn to you.
Your Strengths Report
Seassosn 1 : Name Your Strengths
What are your strengths? The goal is to help you understand and love each of your top strengths. Start a lifelong journey of strengths discovery and development. Each Strengths Theme brings its own unique qualities in how it is revealed in real life experiences.
Season 2: Claim Your Strengths
How are your strengths uniquely yours? The goal is to help you own and claim the uniqueness of your Strengths. This is revealed in the theme dynamics and how your strengths interact and intersect. As you invest in this understanding you appreciate and communicate your Strengths to others.
Season 3: Lead With Your Strengths
You are a leader. Strengths-Based Leadership hinges on being true to yourself. Through interviews with successful leaders, you will tap into the many unique ways of being successful. There isn’t a set profile of a successful leader, but the way that the Themes are constructed help influence the work that you do as a leader.
Season 4: Aim Your Strengths
How do you succeed in using your Strengths? It is not enough that you can name or even own your Strengths. The focus is on performance and how you use your Strengths in real life situations. With suggestions and actions, you can focus and aim your Strengths for the highest impact and growth.
With his Mastery blogs Albert Winseman, D.Min seeks to help you understand your strengths by using comparisons, contrast, similarities and differences between different strengths themes.
On the Shadow Side
God created Strengths. The devil can tempt you by the overuse or over-reliance on your strength. This is the shadow side of strengths. With this you may face some risks or temptations. Examples:
- You feel everyone around you and are distracted and even incapacitated because you can’t turn it off
- You carry burdens that you’re not meant to carry
- You trust your feelings too much
- You don’t value those who process more logically or deliberatively
Helpful links and Learning Tools
- Get a gift copy of the Strengths Workshop book
- Learn how this strength relates to your Four Domain of Strengths
- Get your Talent Image Card. Free
- Join Gallup Called to Coach Facebook group
- Join StrengthFinder LinkedIn Group
- Join The Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community
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