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

Introduction to the Empathy Strength

People who are especially talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others’ lives or others’ situations.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

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

Description of Empathy Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Empathy Strength

Strengths School Empathy Theme

Let's Talk Personality Empathy Theme

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

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

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Blocking or disregarding emotion as legitimate in the workplace; dismissing people’s perspectives or reactions

Yays: Find Work You Love

Catching an emotion that mattered and using that moment to do something good; noticing what others didn’t see, and allowing that to surface

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

Bleeding heart; drama finder; drained by negative emotions

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

Makes the visceral explicit; gives a voice to people; spots hidden derailers

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

Freedom to laugh or cry or vent; time to feel and soak in experiences

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Placing a lopsided focus on data and disregarding emotions as lacking credibility or truth; telling or dictating rather than asking and expressing