My Strengths are Discovered!
“By the end of the day you must achieve something tangible in order to feel good about yourself. No matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of rest, if the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, you will feel dissatisfied.” (PH.Ds, Clifton, O., Anderson, E., Schreiner, L., Pg 26) When I read this quote in our StrengthsQuest text I felt as if I was describing my own personality while starring at myself in the mirror. If there was a sentence to explain “Chrissy” this would be it, or at least a very good candidate when summarizing my number one strength. After completing my StrengthQuest survey online and analyzing my results with the three people who know me best, my mother, and my two best friends in the entire world Maryam and Alexis the results proved to be extremely accurate. (I must say I was a little skeptical going into this) After completing my survey my top five strengths in ranking order (drum roll please) are as follows; achiever, empathy, harmony, responsibility, and communication. In all honesty these results did and did not surprise me. I have always been very aware from a young age I have always, I mean always strived towards achievement. I am that individual who actually suffers from guilt, promotes internal stress for themselves if during the day I am not actively achieving something in which I feel is important or needs to get done. And this rule applies to all situations, I could be sick with a high fever lying on the couch and I will still think in my head to myself, “Well I am home; I should be using my time wisely. Why don’t you get up and go start some laundry, do homework and clean the house so tomorrow when you are no longer sick all of this is completed.” This strength definitely has its ups and downs when it comes to life in general and also how it will help me excel as a teacher in the classroom. Having the strength of striving to be a high achiever...
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