What do your strengths need?

Jan 14, 2016 | Strengths

Sparks’ Vicki Haverson answers the question!

One of my greatest discoveries in training to become a strengths coach is the concept that each of our strengths have needs. When the needs of our strengths aren’t met, we are triggered into a place of toxicity. The result is that we can end up underusing or overusing our strengths and they show up as weaknesses.

Our strengths dictate the way we see the world. They influence how we think, feel, behave and ask questions. And because our strengths come so naturally to us, we expect everyone else to think, feel and behave in the same way that we do. When they don’t it can trigger us into a place of frustration and toxic behavior.

Here’s an example of how this happens…