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

Introduction to the Self-assurance Strength

People who are especially talented in the Self-Assurance theme feel confident in their ability to manage their own lives. They possess an inner compass that gives them confidence that their decisions are right.

- Gallup, Inc. 2000, 2018

Find out more about the Self-assurance strength at the following links:

Description of Self-assurance Strength by Gallup (includes video)

Leadership Vision provides additional information about the Self-assurance Strength

Strengths School Self-assurance Theme

Let's Talk Personality Self-assurance Theme

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

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

Yucks: Potential Soul-Sucking Tasks and Situations at Work

Being told how to do something, or having someone trying to control your actions; being questioned or getting dictated to

Yays: Find Work You Love

Influencing others through your certainty; bringing clarity to ambiguity; being trusted to be independent and self-sufficient

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

Arrogant; overconfident; know it all

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

Confident, even in chaos; self-aware leader; helps people feel calm

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

Being allowed to be fully self-sufficient on the job; being put in situations where you feel freedom and can control the process

Insulted: How You Might Get Insulted at a Values Level

Being questioned for your decisions or thought process; forced collaborations when you already know exactly what direction this project needs to take