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

Introduction to the Communication Strength

People who are especially talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

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

Description of Communication Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Communication Strength

Strengths School Communication Theme

Let's Talk Personality Communication Theme

The following elaborates on the Yucks, Yays, Blind Spots, Feeding Strengths, Honored, and Insulted for the Communication strength.

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

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Having your expression squashed or shut down; being alone or feeling like people want you to be quiet

Yays: Find Work You Love

Connecting people or meaning through words; making meaning or memorable explanations through stories

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

Can't stop talking; impatient with those who need time to think

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

Brings attention to critical messages; expressive; great with words and positioning

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

Being asked for collaboration, and being used as a sounding board; being engaged in storytelling; freedom to express yourself; talking things out with other people; being relied on to engage with peers or customers when a situation needs an infusion of energy

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Big doses of solitary time; focusing solely on data when a story needs a voice; the inability to interact — you connect people and ideas by using words, so squelching verbal expression will make you feel small