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

Introduction to the Intellection Strength

"People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions."

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

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

Description of Intellection Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Intellection Strength

Strengths School Intellection Theme

Let's Talk Personality Intellection Theme

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

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

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Being the recipient of decisions (and needing to execute on the deliverables) without explanation; working on a team where acting before thinking is the norm

Yays: Find Work You Love

Being offered time to think deeply about both the theoretical and practical; having time to get thoughts together before reporting out or sharing opinions in the group

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

Grammar police; aloof; in your own world

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

Conceptual, smart, deep; demonstrates wisdom and understanding; creates models for thinking

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

Time to be alone to think; being asked to explore theory and perform research before executing

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Being put under pressure to react in the moment; surface-level groupthink dominating the team's decision-making process