Day 5: The strength of Uncertainty

ZachDetermining Strengths is vitally important in determining potential careers. My strengths, in order from strongest to weakest, are significance, WOO (winning others over), communication, restoration, individualization. I have been put in numerous situations where I’ve needed to use these skills during my trip to Ireland.

Significance is defined as “wanting to be very important in the eyes of others.” This has been instrumental in perpetuating a positive representation of the United States. Because I want to be viewed as significant, I do everything I can to carry myself in high regard and represent my country in the best way.

WOO is defined as winning others over. This has been instrumental in earning the respect of my peers (to my knowledge). The friendships I have formed are something I will cherish for quite a while and that is largely credited to my WOO strength.

Communication is defined as people who “generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words.” Verbal communication is important in nearly every aspect of a professional career. Specifically in this trip, communication has allowed me to ask questions and engage our guides. From what they have taught me, I have been able to eliminate my ignorance.

Restoration¬†is defined as the ability to “adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.” This has been extremely helpful in the allocation of group work and planning. We have has to navigate a lot of uncertainty during this trip and the restoration strength allows me to still complete what is required of me.

Individualization¬†is defined as people who are, “intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.” This has allowed me to work extremely efficiently with my peers. I can acknowledge what their skills are and determine the best was to work alongside them in order to complete our assignments to the best of our ability.

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