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

Introduction to the Deliberative Strength

People who are especially talented in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate the obstacles.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

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

Description of Deliberative Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Deliberative Strength

Strengths School Deliberative Theme

Let's Talk Personality Deliberative Theme

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

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

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Feeling pressured to rush into judgment and action; making hasty decisions; new acquaintances asking too many personal questions

Yays: Find Work You Love

Exploring and uncovering possible risks; cautiously considering next steps; getting to think carefully and make informed decisions

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

Hesitant; slow to respond; Dr. No

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

Risk spotter; conscientious; thorough

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

Time to think and research; a conscientious approach

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Being asked to do the rework that stemmed from someone else's hasty decisions; being put under pressure to share about your personal life