Activatorⓒ is one of my top scores on the Clifton StrengthsFinder™. The more I coach people who have this strength and the more I learn about this strength, the more I understand just how unique it is.
Putting my opinion aside, here are the facts. Out of the 34 traits measured by the Clifton StrengthsFinder™, ACTIVATORⓒ comes in at number 29 in frequency out of 34. What that means is that 11% of people out of more than 15,000,000 who have taken the assessment have ACTIVATORⓒ in their top 5 strengths out of 34 possibilities. In other words, having Activatorⓒ in one’s top 5 strengths is somewhat rare.
The more I understand about how ACTIVATORⓒ works, the more I like it.
- People who have this particular strength are always thinking about how to get started and how to mobilize others.
- They turn ideas into action and they often possess contagious energy.
- They make things happen!
If you are deeply gifted with Analytical traits as defined by the Clifton StrengthsFinder™ and you have a difficult time hitting the “GO” button, you might need to partner with an ACTIVATORⓒ in order to get your brilliant ideas into motion.
If you have this trait yourself, you should be in a position where you have the ability to get things going. Remember that most people don't have the "GO" button to push that you possess.