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Strengths & Involvement

To help you determine how you can best apply your personal talents and interests to getting involved here at Stetson University, we have compiled a list of strategies that each Strength should explore when considering the amazing opportunities for involvement here at Stetson University. These resources were developed based on based on leadership engagement coaching that has helped our student connect to campus involvement throughout their college experience.

The insights and ideas listed below can help you apply your talents as you continue to grow throughout your involvement at Stetson University.

Achiever

Domain: Executing

People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They find immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Allow yourself to stay active and busy through volunteering or leadership positions.
  • Look for opportunities for research projects or different ways to expand your knowledge

Types of groups that support this Strength

  • Other hard workers.
  • Choose groups whose goals align with your own

Activator

Domain: Influencing

People exceptionally talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They want to do things now, rather than simply talk about them

Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • You tend to learn by doing. Search for experiential learning opportunities.
  • Join a group in one of your passion areas and take a leadership position in which you inspire change and action among the group. Your energy could be contagious.
  • Getting involved in community focused organizations in order to create and inspire change.
  • Types of groups that support this Strength

  • Individuals with this Strength like to work with others that are clear in explaining the action that they want from others
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  • Adaptability

    Domain: Relationship Building

    People exceptionally talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to go with the flow. They tend to be people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Assist with big events that present obstacles that are in the moment

    Types of groups that support this Strength

    • Be in a group that encourages your flexible nature
    • Surround yourself with individuals who understand the importance of not fighting change

    Analytical

    Domain: Strategic Thinking

    People exceptionally talented in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all of the factors that might affect a situation.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Join organizations that are known for using logic and reasoning
    • Volunteer to be a part of committees that explore and propose recommendations for change in the campus community.

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who also find passion in exploring the patterns and connections you observe.
    • Be in a group that values collecting and analyzing data, while taking it a step further to question why the data present is creating the trends you see.

    Arranger

    Domain: Executing

    People strong in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Be involved in an organization that has big and participates in large scale events.
    • It is important that you are part of involvement opportunities that help you stay busy and active in your community.

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Groups that celebrate small victories, such as when a project is completed or when a team member accomplishes something.
    • Join groups that allow you to plan unique activities and events. These activities may be specific to the organization, they may be specific to a committee that you are part of, or they may be something that you get to create within the organization.
    • Join an organization that encourages learning from your peers

    Belief

    Domain: Executing

    People exceptionally talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their lives.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Pick an organization that allows you to reflect on meaning, purpose, and direction
    • Look for events that focuses on expressing your values outside of the classroom or the university. Specifically, you may find this in events exploring religion, political values, identities, diversity/inclusion, and personal values.
    • Join an organization or involvement opportunity that helps you align yourself with your beliefs

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Explore mentorship opportunities. Mentorship opportunities will allow you to understand the values of others, build your personal values, and, as you become eventually step into mentorship roles, you can help others explore their values.
    • Be a part of an organization that clearly defines their mission and actively contributes to their community. This will help you feel passionate about the organization and see the bigger meaning behind the organization.
    • Be around individuals who share the same values and beliefs as you.

    Command

    Domain: Influencing

    People exceptionally talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Be in an organization that allows you to utilize your persuasive skills when working with the other members of the organization
    • Join an organization that you that you are very passionate about

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Be around others who understand that your intimidating candor is not purposeful
    • Join groups that need assistance with fundraising

    Communication

    Domain: Influencing

    People exceptionally talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • A group that allows you to run the show. The group should encourage you to use your words and charm in order to engage the audience.
    • Engage in any project or committee that allows for you to give speeches and speak in front of larger crowds
    • Look for opportunities that gives you personal experience in addressing groups through presentations, open addresses, or motivating address>

    Types of groups that support this Strengths:

    • Groups that encourage creativity and light. You tend to take a dull image and brighten it through excitement and words. Be around a group of people that allows you to utilize that.
    • Be a part of an organization or group that allows for you to take the stage and express yourself.

    Competition

    Domain: Influencing

    People exceptionally talented in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • These individuals thrive in intramural sports because of the competitive nature
    • Leadership positions (where individuals run for positions and be elected)

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Be a part of a group that finds joy in competition
    • Organizations like debate teams, club sports, and Greek organizations

    Connectedness

    Domain: Relationship Building

    People exceptionally talented in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links among all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has meaning.

    Extracurriculars they may excel I n:

    • Try activities where you are working with others in event planning, discussion, interactive activies, and finding personal connections
    • Be a part of a group where you are able to help connect others in the group as you work to complete a large picture project

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Governing groups that oversee the larger campus body such as Student Government, Residential Hall Association, IFC, Panhellenic, Student Conduct Board, or Honor Council
    • Groups that do large scale event planning such as Hatter Productions, Homecoming, Varsity, or Hatterthon
    • Any group that is connected to a cause such as Hatterthon, Greenfeather, Bonner, Stetson Votes, or MSC

    Consistency

    Domain: Executing

    People exceptionally talented in the Consistency theme are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They crave stable routines and clear rules and procedures that everyone can follow.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Join an organization that allows you to enforce compliance of others in the community to policies such as Student Conduct Board or Honor Council
    • Be in an organization that has a historical presence on campus in the programing or ritual it has. This could include Homecoming, Varsity, or a Faternity/Sorority.

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Groups that are historically known for their traditions
    • Organizations that help this individual build consistency in their routine and goals. For example, if this individual has goals to establish running habits, joining a running organization that will build consistency in their running schedule will be incredibly valuable for this individual.

    Context

    Domain: Strategic Thinking

    People exceptionally talented in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • These individuals will be strong in roles where they can track the history of an organization
    • When joining an organization, it can be very valuable for these individuals to talk to outgoing members to learn about their experiences to collect their stories and the history that has come before them in this organization

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Surround yourself with individuals who are curious about different processes and aspects of history
    • Be in a group that that has opportunity to grow from their past. And as you learn about this, you can help create a plan to change the organization’s future.

    Deliberative

    Domain: Executing

    People exceptionally talented in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate obstacles.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Make a list of clubs that interest you. Go to their information sessions and a few meetings. Narrow down which ones you like the most.
    • A group that you to see the whole decision making process.

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Be in a group that has similar goals as you and you feel will help work toward your long term goals
  • Be aware that people with this Strength may feel that social meetups may feel like a waste of time. Because of this, it is important, to understand that it is important to socially connect with other students within the organizations you are joining.
  • Developer

    Domain: Relationship Building

    People exceptionally talented in the Developer theme recognize and cultivate the potential in others. They spot the signs of each small improvement and derive satisfaction from evidence of progress.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Join organizations where you feel that your impact will be noticeable
  • Serve in a mentorship role. Observing someone grow throughout their college experience and assisting in that progress will leave you feeling very accomplished.
  • Explore organizations that focus on helping others succeed. Look at service organizations (like Bonner), philanthropy groups (like Hatterthon, Green, White & YOU, and Greenfeather), and mentorship groups (like WISE and ODK)
  • Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Identify a mentor for yourself as you start your involvement journey in college. As you continue your journey, continue that connection for continual feedback and support
    • Be a part of a group that allows you to work with others and support the development of others
    • Be in an environment that allows you to facilitate growth in others, in the organization, or in a project.

    Discipline

    Domain: Executing

    People exceptionally talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Organizations that are known for having structure and routine or will create structure and routine within their lives
    • Take on leadership roles or volunteer to keep track of files or create structure within the organization you are participating in. Your accuracy will be incredibly valuable to the group

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Be around individuals who understand that you have your routine and respect that surprises hinder you
    • Be in a group that needs some restructuring or organization

    Empathy

    Domain: Relationship Building

    People exceptionally talented in the Empathy theme can sense other people’s feelings by imagining themselves in the lives or situations of others

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Get involved with organizations that help you feel like you are emotionally connecting to your peers and supporting them in their highs and lows
    • Find mentorship program or a position where peers can confide in you

    Types of groups that support this Strength

    • Find groups where peers feel comfortable sharing deep emotions and feelings with you. You may find this through organizations that are connected through values, identities, or religion/belief.
    • Search for a group that will allow you an opportunity to discuss personal feelings of other members and inspire change among the organization.

    Focus

    Domain: Executing

    People exceptionally talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Look for volunteer options that are related to your goals
    • Be selective at putting focusing your involvement into one or two areas and diving deep into those areas, rather than trying to get involved into tones of areas like your peers may try to do

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • When around different groups, ask yourself, “will their presence help me reach my goals”
    • ” Be in a group that has similar visions of success”

    Futuristic

    Domain: Strategic Thinking

    People exceptionally talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They energize others with their visions of the future.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Join an organization that has a forward-thinking leadership so you can shadow and learn from their work
    • Challenge yourself by volunteering a project, committee, or organization that you have not worked with before that will allow you to do research/assessment and create a projected plan for what you would recommend for future actions

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Surround yourself with individuals that support your dream-like mindset, but also add realism
    • Be in a group where you can discuss your future dreams. This discussion will inspire you and keep you connected to the organization for years to come.

    Harmony

    Domain: Relationship Building

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Become a part of a group that allows you to form close bonds and help people feel comfortable around one another.
    • Join a group that has many different types of people. You will enjoy finding commonalities and bringing them together.

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Join groups that provide security, comfort, and low risk.
    • Work in a team environment in order to assist the team in working together better and promote calmness among others.
    • Be a part of a group that seems truly happy, brings you joys, and supports one another.

    Ideation

    Domain: Strategic Thinking

    People exceptionally talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly anything.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Contributing to research with a faculty member
  • Join an organization that allows for you to utilize your creative talents
  • Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Be in a group that enjoys and stimulates you throughout your thinking and processing of things
    • Look to join a group that needs to find a new direction, find new goals and be reorganized. This may be an organization that has been around for a while, but has not updated their constitution or a group that students are hoping to set new goals for

    Includer

    Domain: Relationship Building

    People exceptionally talented in the Includer theme accept others. They show awareness of those who feel left out and make an effort to include them.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • Join an organization and take on a role to help connect members to each other so they feel interconnect and included within the organization
  • Look to join a peer mentorship program so you can find personal connections with your peers
  • Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Look for groups that encourages new members to connect deeply with each other and allows you to have time getting to know and supporting the inclusion of others.
    • Avoid groups that are known to be cliques and that segregates others for their differences.

    Individualization

    Domain: Relationship Building

    People exceptionally talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how different people can work together productively.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Look for personal mentorship opportunities and this can be a mentor or have a mentor. People with Individualization will thrive with or as a mentor because of the personal support that will help them in their involvement and engagement in college.
    • Look for interpersonal committees or organizations where you can meet diverse groups of people.

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Surround yourself with individuals who appreciate your individuality and allow you utilize it often.
    • Look for a group that encourages discussions and learning from your peers.
    • Meet and observe new/different types of people. People with individuality love to continually learn and grow from the people around them.

    Input

    Domain: Strategic Thinking

    People exceptionally talented in the Input theme have a need to collect and archive. They may accumulate information, ideas, artifacts or even relationships.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Organizations that allow you to further your learning in passion areas

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

  • Groups that align with topics that you have been personally interested in, such as baking, soccer, speech/debate, government, etc
  • Groups that allow you to expand on areas that you feel like you need to learn more about
  • Intellection

    Domain: Strategic Thinking

    People exceptionally talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Join an organization that excites your passions and allows you to continue to grow experiences that you have previous found interest in
    • Use writing as a tool to organize and integrate your thoughts. Possibly take notes on a few organizations that you explore on joining
    • Attend conferences, workshops, or events on subjects you feel strongly about

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Look for groups of people with the same passions as you and the willingness to debate/have intellectual conversation
    • Surround yourself with individuals who understand you may need time to process ideas and concepts.

    Learner

    Domain: Strategic Thinking

    People exceptionally talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Look for organizations that will allow you to continue to learn about your passions and interests. If you are passionate about leader, look for organizations that will allow you to talk to leaders and gain hands on experience in leadership.
    • Seek involvement opportunities that will allow you to gain hands on learning opportunities. This may include internships, on campus jobs, leadership roles, volunteer opportunities, and mentorship roles.

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • You will enjoy opportunities that will allow you to have conversations or discussion about what you have learned about
    • Find groups that highlight the importance of learning and value it as much as you

    Maximizer

    Domain: Influencing

    People exceptionally talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Look for opportunities to be a mentor. You will value the opportunity to give feedback to others to you can help them go from being good to being great.
    • Look for opportunities to assist professors or staff in research, internships, or special projects

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Be in a group that is mission-driven and very focused on being better than the rest
    • Join a group that could use assistance in development of its individuals and almost sees you as a consultant. Maybe you specifically come in to help them fix their budget or run their first event on campus.

    Positivity

    Domain: Relationship Building

    People exceptionally talented in the Positivity theme have contagious enthusiasm. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Join clubs or organizations that are high energy and known for exciting others within the organization
    • Be a part of a team that creates a positive impact in outside communities

    • Join groups that allow you to share your positive energy and encourage others to share their positive energy.
    • Be a part of an organization that values positivity and avoids negative energy and drama.

    Relator

    Domain: Relationship Building

    People exceptionally talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Become involved in an organization whose main purpose is building deep relationships around topics that you are passionate about
    • Volunteer for an organization that you are passionate about but will allow you to break into small groups so you will have time to deeply get to know the members of the organization to the friends you make will last a lifetime

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Be in a group that understands the importance of close relationships
    • Join a organization filled with people that you aspire to be like, that way you will connect with students and friends that will help you grow into the student that you want to be like

    Responsibility

    Domain: Executing

    People exceptionally talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Take on an internship, a job, or an involvement that connects to career goals that you have. That way, when you achieve the goals that your boss provides you, you will feel deeply satisfied and it will help you build up your resume.
    • Be a part of an organization that has the same values as you

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Be in a group in which you can start to gain leadership experience. Because of your responsibility, your peers will be very impressed with your ability to follow through with tasks they ask you to complete and you will gain great skills from the leadership role.
    • Allow members to know that you love to have a defined role because it helps you know what you need to get done for the organization

    Restorative

    Domain: Executing

    People exceptionally talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Join service based organization or philanthropy organization. You will thrive in these organizations because you will because you will be able to help others or help a cause through service, through event planning, or through raising money for a cause that is important to you.
    • Join a club that tackles social issues on campus or in the local community

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Find organizations that allow you to be around individuals who may need your assistance in solving problems. These problems may be situations such as how to deal with rain during an event, how to deal with conflict between members, respecting the diverse needs of students, or much more.
    • Join a group that wants to re-explore its purpose or wants to re-invent a program

    Self-Assurance

    Domain: Influencing

    People exceptionally talented in the Self-Assurance theme feel confident in their ability to take risks and manage their own lives. They have an inner compass that gives them certainty in their decisions.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Join an organization with a mission that you know you are strong at
    • Explore organizations that you know you will be able to influence or will be able to have a strong leadership role within

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Be part of a group that is not afraid to look to you for guidance
    • Surround yourself with individuals who trust your intuition and are ready to grow with you

    Significance

    Domain: Influencing

    People exceptionally talented in the Significance theme want to make a big impact. They are independent and prioritize projects based on how much influence they will have on their organization or around them.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Opportunities that allow you to see your grow and feel recognized for the work that you contribute
    • Search for opportunities related to areas that help you achieve your personal goals

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Surround yourself with people who celebrate your personal victories
    • Be in a group that uses recognition as a form of praise

    Strategic

    Domain: Strategic Thinking

    People exceptionally talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

    • Join a diversity group in order to gain better understanding of other perspectives and those around you
    • Find an organization that is in need of your planning abilities
    • Look for leadership opportunities that will allow you to use you skills at strategic planning

    Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Groups that allow this individual to help with planning, potentially in events or fundraising
    • A organization where members like to look at things from different perspectives and create plans that will benefit the organization as a whole

    Woo

    Domain: Influencing

    People exceptionally talented in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with someone.

    Extracurriculars they may excel in:

  • A organization or involvement opportunity that allows you to challenge yourself and others to meet new people and strive to reach a common goal.
  • Select a group that allows you to be people-oriented and potentially build rapport with your peers.
  • Get involved with something that allows you to with a wide variety of people throughout the day will excite you
  • Types of groups that support this Strength:

    • Be a part of a group that allows you to constantly meet new people
    • Go to events on campus that allow you to meet new people on campus, potentially grab coffee with a different person each week, and make sure that you are constantly making new connections