Over the next several weeks, we’ll dive into each of the 34 strengths of the CliftonStrengths assessment. Read more to learn about the Context and Input strengths below!
Perspective and background are important for people with strong “Context” talents. They value the retrospective viewpoint because that is where they believe the answers lie. They look back to understand the present. From the past, they can create a map for the future.
You might have “Context,” if you identify with any of the following statements:
You are: appreciative of predecessors and past events
You bring: accurate memories and valuable memorabilia
You need: relevant background for discussions/decisions
You love: the retrospective
You hate: when the past is forgotten
People with strong “Input” talents like to collect certain things, such as ideas, books, memorabilia, quotations, or facts. Whatever they collect, they do it because it interests them. The world is exciting precisely because of its infinity variety and complexity. A few minutes of surfing the internet may turn into hours once their curiosity takes off.
You might have “Input” as one of your strengths if you identify with any of the following:
You are: an utilitarian collector
You bring: tangible tools that can facilitate growth and performance
You need: space to store the resources that you acquire naturally
You love: to provide relevant and tangible help
You hate: not having things that would be useful to others
Want to find out more? To complete the CliftonStrengths for Students assessment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.