The Gallup Organization (yeah, the pollsters) have a wonderful career tool called the Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 that helps identify which of the 34 defined Strengths you possess. The reports help you understand the ways you naturally contribute to an organization and they provide tips to avoid the pitfalls of your Strengths. I highly recommend it.
The Strengths test is absolutely worth the $10 fee, if only for providing a vocabulary to describe these talents on your resume and articulate your value in job interviews.
My top five strengths: Strategic, Ideation, Learner, Input, and Intellection
These Strengths provide an accurate assessment of my best business skills. I'm now trying to understand them in light of my MBTI/Jung profile (INTP and other scores).
Correlating the Clifton Strengths with Jung's Cognitive Functions
I've read the function descriptions on several websites but I still don't have a clear understanding of them. I think it would be helpful for me to learn about Functions by relating them to my own usage of them.
Now, I understand that there is no exact matching of Strengths to MBTI types but the Strengths descriptions sound like some of the Cognitive Functions I've read about. This exercise is more about viewing the Strengths from a Jung perspective than it is about creating some sort of equivalence between the two.
What I really need is your assignment of Functions to the Strengths descriptions (table below) and maybe your own personal definitions of the Functions you understand best.
FYI: If you feel my assignment of Functions shows some sort of bias, I assure you it is actually ignorance.
That being said, I welcome all feedback.
|Listing Available Options||Ti|
|Evaluating the Best Option||Ti by principles|
Fi by values
|Seeing the Big Picture||Ni|
|Flexible to Change||Ne or Se?|
|Find Mistakes / Inconsistencies||Ne or Si?|
|Solutions on the Fly||Ne|
|Adaptable||Ne or Se?|
|Enjoying / Unafraid of the Unknown||Ti or Ni?|
|Enjoying / Unafraid of the Challenging||Ti or Ni?|
|Quickly Master New Systems & Skills||Ti|
|Continually Strive for Improvement||Ti|
|Break Down Concepts||Ni|
|Create Explanatory Models||Ni|
Thanks again for your help.