Strengthsfinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath on 28/02/2007 1st (first) Printing edition Hardcover
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The rest of the book is a summary of each of the different strengths, including how people with that strength might want to make the most of that strength, and how to work with people like that. But the truth is you don't need to read that for yourself, because when you take the test (relatively short) you get a personalised report on each of your strengths (ok, it's not totally personalised, but it adapted for exactly *how much* you have each strength, and the mixtures you have). And here's where the transformative bit comes in.
This personalised report really affected me. When I read some of it, I welled up. I hadn't felt that *got* for ages. And it opened up all sorts of things: I understood why I had left a particular job, which had mostly been a great job, I understood why I was so attracted to the career path I am developing into. And I just know that I will be able to use this going forward.
I work as a coach now, and I often recommend this to clients. Mostly they don't do it, because it costs £10 or so, and you can get free psychometric tests about strengths online. But the ones who take it find it transformative, too. It's WAY better than the free ones, and for me the £10 is one of the best £10s I've ever spent. Go on, get it!
So is it any good? Well you need to bear in mind that the report is simply reflecting back at you what you have 'told' the machine through your choices. So it is not really surprising that you will probably agree with most of it. If you are deluded in thinking that you are outgoing or analytical or empathetic or whatever then you will answer accordingly and you will then agree with your deluded self when you read the report; it will not independently reveal any hidden inner truth, how can it? At work, we hope simply to use it as a way to beginning conversations about what we are good at, or being able to say "I really enjoy X type of work" with a veneer of independent analysis. For that, it is probably good. For anything more, you will need proper psychoanalysis by a real person who pretends to care.
However, I purchased this specifically for the Strength test as part of a coaching scheme I am on, having already done Myers Briggs and TMS quite extensively. However you are only provided with a report of 5 strengths. The others you have to unlock for a further 60-90 USD! Maybe this is sufficient, but the test then doesnt give you the full benefit and 360 of your strengths to fully utilise this strength based approach.
Every book and approach gives you new insights, food for thought and something to build on, so still worthy of following through if you are keen to find out more on your strengths