GALLUP is the rockstar of the research world. They have information about everything and anything. And they are great at figuring out how to apply their research and turn it into dollar signs.
One of the ways they are using their research is with StrengthsQuest 2.0.
Strengths, for short, is a 30 minute assessment that has helped over 8 million people discover their talents. The assessment asks you polarized questions that evolve based on your answers. You only have a few seconds to answer each question, so the answers are not thought out, but are a gut reaction.
Many schools and companies use Strengths to engage students and employees in doing what they do best everyday.
The University of Minnesota allows all of their incoming students to take Strengths. There is a well thought out and integrated curriculum around Strengths that really digs deep into how students function. Because of this, the U is one of GALLUP's top 25 Strengths Schools.
My Top 5 are Input, Communication, Strategic, Achiever, and Learner. This means I do best when I can collect information, swish it around in my brain for a while, and then create a plan with several different paths and explain and implement that plan.