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

Introduction to the Input Strength

People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

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

Description of Input Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Input Strength

Strengths School Input Theme

Let's Talk Personality Input Theme

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

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

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Doing busy work, and not feeling useful in the moment; when you can’t find a resource for someone and you know you've curated that information in the past

Yays: Find Work You Love

Curating resources for the team that can be applied to current or future projects; research aimed at a current job or industry trend

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

Packrat; hoarder of ideas and things; bogged down in research or study

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

A go-to for team tools and resources; has a growth mindset; sharer of knowledge

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

Archived resources to use; time to investigate and share the results of research with those who will value it

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Requiring the use of disappearing media like live stream that can't be tagged or saved for future use; irrelevant tools or unfindable/unsearchable resources on the job