People who are especially talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to “go with the flow.” They tend to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.
- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018
Find out more about the Adaptability strength at the following links:
Description of Adaptability by Gallup (includes video)
Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Adaptability Strength.
Strengths School Adaptability Theme
Let's Talk Personality Adaptability Theme
The following elaborates on the Yucks, Yays, Blind Spots, Feeding Strengths, Honored, and Insulted for the Adaptability strength.
“Ignite Strengthsfinder Talents - Your Top 5 Strengths.” Lead Through Strengths, 4 Nov. 2022, https://leadthroughstrengths.com/talents/.
Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work
Predictability and routine at work; stagnation or mundane work is not fun because you draw excitement from changes in the moment
Yays: Find Work You Love
Taking immediate action and working "on the fly"; unexpected detours are energizing because you revel in change
Blind Spots: How Your Talents Could be Perceived as Your Weakness Zone if Your Strengths are Overused or Misapplied
Directionless (if others don't see why you're always doing the next new thing) — it can look like your priorities are all over the place; an indiscriminate "Yes man" if you're jumping on every change bandwagon
Feeding Strengths: How You're Perceived at Work When Feeding Your Strengths
Fully present and in this moment — your attention makes others feel important; great at flowing with the needs of the business; a change agent for the team because you model that there's an upside to supporting the change
Honored: Situations and Cultures that Feel Aligned with You at Your Natural Best
Urgent pressures to address; every day different from the last; being given the challenge of managing change that involves the buy-in of other people; making people feel seen and heard during changes that are difficult for people to adopt
Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level
Same old, same old / the inability to be in the moment — you get satisfaction by reacting to the here-and-now, so every rehashing of the past can feel like an anchor in the water when you're trying to drive a speedboat