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

Introduction to the Connectedness Strength

People who are especially talented in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

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

Description of Connectedness Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Connectedness Strength

Strengths School Connectedness Theme

Let's Talk Personality Connectedness Theme

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

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

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Closed-mindedness or when people refuse to see that issues impact more than just us; experiencing an us vs. them mentality — because we all have a ripple effect on each other

Yays: Find Work You Love

Getting to integrate parts into a whole — seeing how people and ideas map together; exploring the mystery in things, and seeing the threads of commonality

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

Flaky; out of touch; not realistic

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

Brings inherent unity into clear view; highly present in every conversation; is "right here right now"; shows links among ideas and people

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

Being in community with others; acknowledgment of the bigger purpose — everyone's part of something bigger than each person; freedom to establish a broad network at the office; helping people see things about other teams or departments that weren't seen before

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Possibilities being shut down / being told there's only one rigid path; being isolated from other humans; focus on facts, figures, and data rather than connecting the human race into the picture — you get satisfaction when things are acknowledged as borderless and timeless, so trying to stuff them in a box will feel stifling