Occasionally I like to pick up a self-help book to think a bit more about myself. This turned out not to be so much a book as a ticket for an online self-assessment survey, owned by Gallup, which identifies your personal five strongest areas from a list of 34. Mine, for the record, are:
Input: 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.
Context: People who are especially talented in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.
Strategic: People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
Intellection: People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
Connectedness: People who are especially talented in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.
I’m not sure about the short description of the last one, but the longer one seems more familiar, and I can relate to the other four immediately. I am not sure if I got the value I expected for the price of the book; ask me again in a month, perhaps.