Posts Tagged ‘strengths’

This was inspired by the story Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend  
By Matthew Dicks http://matthewdicks.com/memoirs-of-an-imaginary-friend
The story is told by Budo who is the Imaginary Friend about his precarious life.
I suspect many of us feel invisible, even to those who are friends or friendly
acquaintances, at times. 


You can see my human body,
But you don’t SEE me.

You can hear my voice
But you don’t HEAR me.

You say we are “friends”
But do you really KNOW me?

Am I your friend,
Even when it is not convenient?

Am I your friend,
Only when you want something?

Do you KNOW
My strengths,
Do you care?

Do you KNOW
My likes and dislikes
Do you care?

Do you KNOW
What hurts me,
Do you care?

Do you KNOW
What makes me happy
Do you care?

Can you really SEE me
Do you want to KNOW me
Do you care?

Are we really FRIENDS

© August  2014

Have YOU, ever experienced a sense of being invisible?  How does it make you feel?


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Thoughtful portrait of physicist Albert Einstein

Thoughtful Albert Einstein - Image via Wikipedia

A couple of you asked about what I learned from the Strengths Finders survey, for me personally.
So here goes with my top 5 strengths, according to this survey. Please not that what is included in the description of each theme/strength comes from the survey report. I am not including the whole description of each, only snippets.

CONNECTEDNESS people have faith in links between all things; and believe there are few coincidences, that almost every event has a reason.

FUTURISTIC individuals are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.

INTELLECTION this theme is characterized by intellectual activity. People with this are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

INPUT themed individuals have a craving to know more and often like to collect and archive all kinds of information.

BELIEF talented people have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.

The report includes personalized strengths insights “what makes you stand out?” for each strength. Interesting stuff.

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I try to be faithful to my PostADay challenge and tonight I was going to say “This will be very short tonight because I am a couple of days behind reading the blogs I subscribe to, and want to get through them tonight.” The other issue was because I wasn’t inspired about anything in particular. Also, I did not want to a little lazy and just post another photo, or one of my previously written poems.

But then inspiration came walking in, so here I am.

While being out of work and searching for something new, one of the things I do is attend networking meetings as I did this morning. Today’s speaker told about her life and how she came to really KNOW herself. One of the ways she confirmed the person she is within was taking the Strength Finders 2.0 survey and reading the book which explains each of the 34 personality themes and the actions to take to be better at our true selves. She did a great job and definitely encouraged us to get the book and do the survey. At the end she said she needed a volunteer and asked who would help. I raised my hand and was the only one willing to volunteer, for what I did not know. It turned out that just by being willing to help I was given a copy of the book Strength Finders 2.0 by Tom Rath. There was nothing to help with. She just wanted to reward the willingness to volunteer. What a great idea. Getting the book was a great surprise gift.

Also during this time of transition in my life, I am learning more about myself, making personal transitions within, and working on my writing.

So, I will read the book and do the survey to confirm what I already believe to be true about myself; and enjoy learning what I may find I didn’t know.

OK, I am off to catch up on reading some of your blogs.

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