The Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment has been taken more than 13,000,000 times around the world. That’s a lot of data from which to learn about people.
I don’t have recent numbers handy but when the StrengthsFinder had been taken 8.5 million times, Achiever sat at the top of the list in terms of frequency in which it sits on the list of people’s top 5 strengths.
Activator on the other hand sat at number 29 in terms of frequency in which it sits on the list of people’s top 5 strengths.
Activators are people who possess the ability to get things started. They are gifted at turning thoughts into actions and they can push paralysis of analysis situations into motion.
Achiever describes people who work hard, possess significant stamina and people who like to push efforts to the finish line.
If you’re building a team, it would be a great idea to have an Activator on the team to put efforts into motion. You’ll also need an Achiever on your team to bring efforts to the finish line. Sometimes activators like to get started but they get bored before they reach the finish line.