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StrengthsFinder 2.0 Report

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Strengths Insight Guide SURVEY COMPLETION DATE: 07-28-2012

Jacalyn Burrows Your Top 5 Themes Strategic Empathy Belief Relator Achiever

354409030 (Jacalyn Burrows) Š 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Strategic Shared Theme Description People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.

Your Personalized Strengths Insights What makes you stand out? Chances are good that you can reconfigure factual information or data in ways that reveal trends, raise issues, identify opportunities, or offer solutions. You bring an added dimension to discussions. You make sense out of seemingly unrelated information. You are likely to generate multiple action plans before you choose the best one. It’s very likely that you occasionally aim for the topmost title or prize. With some forethought, perhaps you generate alternate tactics. Your options may give you an edge over people whose performances or results are being compared to yours. By nature, you characteristically find the right words to express whatever you are thinking. You offer explanations, discuss ideas, give examples, or share stories. You effectively use the spoken word. Instinctively, you occasionally opt to work by yourself. Perhaps you trust your talents, knowledge, and skills in identifying problems. You might consider numerous solutions before you pinpoint an appropriate course of action. Sometimes questions and answers materialize without much effort on your part. Driven by your talents, you may feel wonderful when people value your innovative ideas. Perhaps you help them envision what can be accomplished in the coming months, years, or decades. Questions

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you? 2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

354409030 (Jacalyn Burrows) Š 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Empathy Shared Theme Description People who are especially talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others’ lives or others’ situations.

Your Personalized Strengths Insights What makes you stand out? Driven by your talents, you now and then boost some people’s spirits by bringing up a key point they shared with you. Perhaps you sense that certain individuals feel a bit more special when you listen to them and spotlight something they said. By nature, you sometimes amuse people with stories, examples, or playful capers. Perhaps your style of delivery distracts certain individuals from the mundane or numbing routines of their lives. Maybe you know what to say and how to say it. Why? It might be because you are aware of various human emotions. Chances are good that you may be a person who feels certain things very deeply. This partially explains why you place some importance on having others know who you are as a person or as a professional. Perhaps you hope specific individuals grasp a little bit of what you think, feel, need, dream, or desire. Because of your strengths, you might be drawn to certain kinds of numerical data. Perhaps you can identify recurring sequences of numbers. Maybe they convey special meanings to you. Sometimes data predicts trends, signals danger, or promises opportunity. You might sense how some of the conclusions you draw will emotionally impact individuals or groups. Instinctively, you may feel honored when someone entrusts his/her innermost thoughts or feelings to you. Sometimes the person needs to initiate the conversation, however. Perhaps you are reluctant to bring up certain topics or raise specific questions. You might worry about leaving the impression that you are prying or being nosy — that is, being unduly interested in the private affairs of the individual. Questions

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you? 2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

354409030 (Jacalyn Burrows) © 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Belief Shared Theme Description People who are especially talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.

Your Personalized Strengths Insights What makes you stand out? It’s very likely that you tend to be zealous — that is, fervent and enthusiastic — about solving problems that affect the quality of your life. You have been known to devote all your time and energy to a worthy cause. Your core values explain why you participate in various social, political, educational, religious, judicial, or environmental activities. Driven by your talents, you may reject the idea that telling a falsehood about something unimportant is acceptable. Perhaps you refuse to make an innocent social excuse to protect someone’s feelings. Because of your strengths, you are much more industrious when you are working on projects you feel are really important. Your fervor increases whenever the outcomes directly impact the quality of your life. By nature, you might place particular value on the purpose and meaning you draw from your core values. Perhaps you aim to provide for your family’s physical, educational, emotional, or social needs. This partially explains why you work hard to ensure that their quality of life is as good as it can be. Chances are good that you are determined to leave the world a better place than you found it. This explains why you welcome many kinds of people into your life. You realize that when individuals fail to make their unique contributions, humankind suffers an irreversible loss. Questions

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you? 2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

354409030 (Jacalyn Burrows) © 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Relator Shared Theme Description People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.

Your Personalized Strengths Insights What makes you stand out? Chances are good that you might identify the most basic and important parts of elaborate ideas, processes, or technologies. Maybe you avoid confusing people because you do not want to overwhelm them with too many details. Because of your strengths, you may exercise good judgment or demonstrate common sense when congratulating someone. Your comments might be sparing. However, some of them might carry weight. Certain people might value your compliments. Perhaps particular individuals grow personally or professionally because you call attention to their specific moments of excellence. To some extent, they understand that any recognition you give them is hard won. By nature, you feel most fulfilled when you are busy and simply performing routine tasks. When you have nothing to do, typically you find something to do. Sitting around and wasting time does not suit you at all. Driven by your talents, you probably are quite willing to welcome all kinds of individuals regardless of their appearance, education, social class, native language, religious preference, or political persuasion. This explains why your circle of friends or acquaintances is so diverse and interesting. Your openness might encourage people to seek your counsel. Instinctively, you consistently measure up to your high expectations when working, studying, or playing. Questions

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you? 2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

354409030 (Jacalyn Burrows) Š 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Achiever Shared Theme Description People who are especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.

Your Personalized Strengths Insights What makes you stand out? It’s very likely that you might devote some of your attention to immediate tasks or challenges. This partially explains why you give yourself time to comprehend what you read on the printed page or the computer screen. Diligence, persistence, and concentration might be three of your distinguishing traits. By nature, you now and then apply yourself to scholarly pursuits. You might think seriously about certain issues or ideas for hours. Perhaps you feel a bit more optimistic about life when you can dedicate yourself to your studies. Sometimes you resist the temptation to quit when obstacles, interruptions, or difficulties momentarily break your concentration. Driven by your talents, you are eager to get started on a project once you realize what you can accomplish in the coming weeks, months, or years. You work very hard to breathe life into your big dreams. These often push and pull you into the future. Chances are good that you might read certain books, journals, files, correspondence, or Internet sites to prepare yourself for new assignments. Once in a while, you gather specific information, facts, data, or insiders’ perspectives about an upcoming project. This newfound knowledge might lessen your trepidation — that is, anxiety and fear — about doing something for the first time. Instinctively, you might have strong powers of concentration. When necessary, you might reduce plans, processes, or mechanisms into their fundamental parts. Perhaps your methodical approach frees you to understand how and why certain things do or do not operate properly. Questions

1. As you read your personalized strengths insights, what words, phrases, or lines stand out to you? 2. Out of all the talents in this insight, what would you like for others to see most in you?

354409030 (Jacalyn Burrows) © 2000, 2006-2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved.

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