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

Introduction to the Positivity Strength

People who are especially talented in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

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

Description of Positivity Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Positivity Strength

Strengths School Positivity Theme

Let's Talk Personality Positivity Theme

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

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

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Negative Nellies on the team who always want to pick out what's wrong with people or situations; staying serious or dark for long stretches of time

Yays: Find Work You Love

Working in a lighthearted environment, or being encouraged to bring your fun-loving spirit; receiving and giving praise on what's right about people

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

Naive; Pollyanna; avoidant of “downer” issues

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

Brings hope and optimism to the team; fun-loving; has contagious energy

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

Generous, genuine, and regular recognition for all; a fun-loving work environment that doesn't have to be serious all the time

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Withholding appreciation with the belief that it's not worth giving unless it's a huge win or hard-won accomplishment; throwing out consistent pessimism and reality checks