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Your natural strengths represent the very best of you and are your greatest opportunities for success in college, career and personal life.

The Discover Your Strengths Workshop will show you how to turn your natural talents into strengths that can guide and inform your own personal success.

During the workshop, you'll learn about 34 different CliftonStrengths — and identify which themes are most strongly expressed in YOU.

Different people, different strengths

CliftonStrengths assesses how you express 34 different strengths. While workshops often focus on the top five strengths you express most strongly and most often, everyone has all 34.

Learn more about each strength — and view videos of students talking about what they've learned about how the strength is expressed in their lives.

Achiever

  • strong work ethic
  • motivated to get things done
  • productive and goal-oriented

Activator

  • turns ideas into action
  • makes things happen
  • energetic and driven

Adaptability

  • lives in the moment
  • goes with the flow
  • flexible and easy-going

Analytical

  • looks for patterns and connections
  • searches for reasons and causes
  • inquisitive and logical

Arranger

  • efficiently manages multiple factors
  • creates order out of chaos
  • organized and flexible

Belief

  • committed to core values
  • deeply held ideas about life’s purpose
  • altruistic and ethical

Command

  • strong ability to take charge
  • readily expresses opinions
  • confident and direct

Communication

  • expresses thoughts easily
  • enjoys talking to others
  • inspirational

Competition

  • energy and drive to succeed
  • motivates self and others to be their best
  • performance-oriented

Connectedness

  • believes all things are connected
  • envisions the big picture
  • accepting and respectful

Consistency

  • strong desire for equality
  • mindful of how people are treated
  • just and fair

Context

  • strong historical perspective
  • looks at past to understand present
  • knowledgeable

Deliberative

  • thinks through pros and cons
  • identifies potential problems
  • thorough and careful

Developer

  • identifies and cultivates potential
  • helps others succeed
  • encouraging and supportive

Discipline

  • creates order and structure
  • meets deadlines
  • highly organized

Empathy

  • puts self in others’ situations
  • creates trust and brings healing
  • understanding and compassionate

Focus

  • goal setter and goal getter
  • stays on task and follows through
  • goal-oriented and disciplined

Futuristic

  • envisions future possibilities
  • energizes and inspires others
  • imaginative and creative

Harmony

  • seeks peace and cooperation
  • looks for areas of agreement
  • resourceful and open-minded

Ideation

  • fascinated by ideas
  • loves brainstorming
  • creative and original

Includer

  • reaches out to include others
  • makes others feel valued
  • nonjudgmental

Individualization

  • sees individual’s unique qualities
  • appreciates differences in others
  • observant and encouraging

Input

  • collector of information or objects
  • uses information to enlighten others
  • inquisitive

Intellection

  • loves to engage in intellectual discussions
  • needs time to reflect
  • introspective

Learner

  • great desire to learn new things
  • enjoys the process of learning
  • curious

Maximizer

  • sees talents and strengths in others
  • stimulates development
  • inspirational

Positivity

  • always looking for the positive
  • generates energy and enthusiasm
  • optimistic

Relator

  • prefers deep relationships with a small circle
  • enjoys working with friends to achieve a goal
  • caring and generous

Responsibility

  • takes ownership of commitments
  • keeps their word
  • conscientious and dependable

Restorative

  • energized by problem-solving
  • analyzes situations and finds solutions
  • reflective and resourceful

Self-Assurance

  • trusts in own abilities and judgments
  • not pressured by others
  • independent and confident

Significance

  • wants to make a difference
  • enjoys recognition
  • achievement-oriented

Strategic

  • creates multiple paths
  • envisions patterns and obstacles
  • tactical and intuitive

Woo

  • enjoys “winning others over”
  • finds satisfaction in meeting people
  • outgoing and people-oriented