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This guide provides CliftonStrengths (StrengthFinder) information and includes documents, videos, and other material.

Introduction to the Activator Strength

People who are especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

Find out more about the Activator strength at the following links:

Description of Activator by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Activator.

Strengths School Activator Theme

Let's Talk Personality Activator Theme

The following elaborates on the YucksYays, Blind Spots, Feeding Strengths, Honored, and Insulted for the Activator

“Ignite Strengthsfinder Talents - Your Top 5 Strengths.” Lead Through Strengths, 4 Nov. 2022,

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Waiting around for projects or people to start what you've been talking about; wasting time when you could be getting things off the ground

Yays: Find Work You Love

Getting things kicked off — being the one to press the proverbial Go Button; creating momentum for the team when it has been stagnant

Blind Spots: How Your Talents Could be Perceived as Your Weakness Zone if Your Strengths are Overused or Misapplied

Hasty — because you're so concerned with starting; leaping before looking as a conscious strategy; impatient for careful people — this could show up as a lack of teamwork

Feeding Strengths: How You're Perceived at Work When Feeding Your Strengths

You show people that dreams are merely wishes if you don't get started — you inspire them to take the first step, or you model the courage yourself; a catalytic spark of energy for the team — people will often follow your lead because you confidently get things going

Honored: Situations and Cultures that Feel Aligned with You at Your Natural Best

Opportunity to move fast and get things started as often as possible; not getting bogged down by red tape and slow decision-making; instigating action because the team is stuck

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Analysis paralysis — you get satisfaction from starting things, so every delay and moment of bureaucracy can make you feel like an animal trapped in a cage