People who are especially talented in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.
- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018
Find out more about the Competition strength at the following links:
Description of Competition Strength by Gallup (includes video)
Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Competition Strength
Strengths School Competition Theme
Let's Talk Personality Competition Theme
The following elaborates on the Yucks, Yays, Blind Spots, Feeding Strengths, Honored, and Insulted for the Competition 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
2nd place, because it feels like the 1st place loser; when there's no measure of success so you have no idea how you compare to others or how the company wins
Yays: Find Work You Love
Turning any mundane task into a game or challenge; winning — it's fun to win personally, and it also feels good to help other people win
Blind Spots: How Your Talents Could be Perceived as Your Weakness Zone if Your Strengths are Overused or Misapplied
Sore loser; in-your-face winner
Feeding Strengths: How You're Perceived at Work When Feeding Your Strengths
Celebrates everyone's wins; has high aspirations for self and others
Honored: Situations and Cultures that Feel Aligned with You at Your Natural Best
Frequent opportunities to win or to help other people win; observing successful people to learn new winning strategies; being around other high performers; a scorecard to know where they stand on the leaderboard at any given time; opportunity to work with other highly competitive people because they will invigorate each other
Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level
Everyone being given a participation trophy; scorecards or metrics being hidden or only discussed in 1:1s; a "fair is equal" environment; the inability to know if you're excelling — you get satisfaction from getting high rewards for high achievement, so if everyone gets the "peanut butter spreading of rewards," you will lose motivation