Talent Tuesday: Consistency

What do we mean by Consistency? 

The Clifton StrengthsFinder results describe this talent theme as follows; “Balance is important to you. You are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same, no matter what their station in life, so you do not want to see the scales tipped too far in any one person’s favor. In your view this leads to selfishness and individualism. It leads to a world where some people gain an unfair advantage because of their connections or their background or their greasing of the wheels. This is truly offensive to you. You see yourself as a guardian against it. In direct contrast to this world of special favors, you believe that people function best in a consistent environment where the rules are clear and are applied to everyone equally. This is an environment where people know what is expected. It is predictable and evenhanded. It is fair. Here each person has an even chance to show his or her worth.”

If the above description describes you, be sure to read below for career tips and tricks tailored to your strengths!

People who are especially talented in the Consistency theme build trust through explaining their values of fairness to others.

Career Search Tips for Connectedness Talents:

  • Take time to think through the rules that are closest to your heart. These rules might be based upon certain values or guidelines that you consider “non-negotiables” in your life. The greater your own clarity about these rules, the more receptive you will be to individuality within these boundaries.
  • Your role in a group can be to level the playing field. Seek opportunities at work or in your community to help provide disadvantaged people with the platform they need to show their true potential.
  • Stay focused on performance. Cultivate a reputation for recognizing those who really deserve credit. Ensure that respect is always given to those who truly perform well. You can be the conscience of the groups you participate in.

Below is a video created by the Gallup Strengths Center that goes into more detail about the Consistency Talent Theme and how it can help you on your path to success!

By Rachel Linehan
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