How Does It Work?

How does the CliftonStrengths® Assessment work?

Gallup has identified 34 ‘Themes of Talent.’ We each have all 34 of these talent themes. What makes us unique is the order of our talent themes, the effect each of our dominant talent themes has on the others, and the level at which our talent themes are developed into strengths.  CliftonStrengths® (StrengthsFinder®) is an online survey-style assessment that reveals the unique order of our talent themes and identifies areas in which we have the greatest potential for building strengths.

While the CliftonStrengths® assessment measures all 34 of your talent themes, your assessment report will depend on your choice of purchasing either your ‘Top 5’ themes only – also called your ‘Signature Themes of Talent’ - or your ‘Full Sequence’ of all 34 themes. The ‘Top 5’ are our most dominant talent themes. People new to StrengthsFinder® often begin with their Top 5 Signature Themes, and after reflection, learning and application, later acquire their full 34 theme report.

The assessment will take about 45 minutes. You will be allowed 20 seconds to respond to each question. The intent of this time limit is to elicit top-of-the-mind responses, which research shows as producing the most accurate results.

Upon completion of the CliftonStrengths® assessment, your results are available immediately and you will receive the following reports:

  • Signature Themes Report
    For those choosing the ‘Top 5’ option: This report lists your top 5 talent themes and their respective descriptions, in order of relative dominance.
  • Theme Sequence Report
    For those choosing the ‘Full 34 Theme Sequence’ option: This report lists all 34 of your talent themes and their respective descriptions, in order of relative dominance.

Also upon completion of the CliftonStrengths® assessment, the following tools are provided to all - regardless of your purchase option:

  • Strengths Insight Guide
    This guide offers an in-depth analysis of your top 5 talent themes. The guide, which is unique to your specific combination of talents, describes who you are in astonishing detail and provides you with a comprehensive understanding of yourself, your strengths, and what makes you stand out.
  • Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide
    This guide provides an in-depth analysis of each of your top 5 talent themes, and is personalized based on your unique strengths profile. It also includes 10 action items for each talent theme to help you start building your strengths and applying them in your every-day life.   
  • Action-Planning Tool
    Use this tool to create a customized action plan you can consult regularly to help you capitalize on your talent themes and develop them into strengths.
  • Quick Reference Card
    This document provides a list of all 34 CliftonStrengths
    ® talent themes and their respective, brief definitions.

We trust you will find these tools invaluable as you begin your journey to “discover God in ourselves and in others” - by better understanding the nuances of what makes us each unique. How unique, might you ask? Consider the following probabilities:

Chances of meeting someone with the same 'top five' as you, in any order:
Less than 1 in 275,000!

Chances of meeting someone with the same 'top five' as you, in the same order:
Only 1 in 33,000,000!!

YOU ARE UNIQUE!

To learn more, click on the link below, which opens a series of brief tutorial videos.

Discover Your Strengths (Run time: 1 min, 47 sec.)