To begin affirming Command as one of your areas of dominant talents, first take another look at the description of that StrengthsFinder theme: Command leads you to take charge. Unlike some people, you feel no discomfort with imposing your views on others. On the contrary, once your opinion is formed, you need to share it with others. Once your goal is set, you feel restless until you have aligned others with you. You are not frightened by confrontation; rather, you know that confrontation is the first step toward resolution. Whereas others may avoid facing up to life’s unpleasantness, you feel compelled to present the facts or the truth, no matter how unpleasant it may be. You need things to be clear between people and challenge them to be clear-eyed and honest. You push them to take risks. You may even intimidate them. And while some may resent this, labeling you opinionated, they often willingly hand you the reins. People are drawn toward those who take a stance and ask them to move in a certain direction. Therefore, people will be drawn to you. You have presence. You have Command.
The genius of the Command talent is in your ability to bring to light what is often avoided or unstated, so that people are able to resolve conflicts and misunderstandings.
The genius of your Command StrengthsFinder theme begins with the fact that you can and will impact others, and you will do so with great power. The genius of Command gives you great courage to boldly enter into a crisis and dangerous situations. It is as if you have even more clarity of thought about what needs to be done when there is an emergency. You have the courage to step in and take charge when people are threatened and when there are threatening circumstances. In emergencies, you have clarity and a willingness to voice your ideas. People appreciate your willingness to step up and confront dangers. In these situations, you will impact all around you. Similarly, you are willing to see the way through conflicts and misunderstandings by bringing to light what is often hidden. While some get nervous because you can be so powerful, everyone is grateful when your strength of command addresses emergencies, crises, conflicts, and danger.
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