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5.0 out of 5 stars What are the strengths YOU can rely on?, July 14, 2009
This review is from: StrengthsFinder 2.0 (Hardcover)
Strengths Finder 2.0 is the follow up to Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book includes a revamped version of the StrengthsFinder test that shows you not just what your top five strengths are, but also how you rank in the rest of the 34 strengths from Clifton's model. The new book is light on content (very light) but the test is a substantial improvement.

Here's how the book is set up:

StrengthsFinder: The Next Generation
(A short introduction explaining the need for the enhanced edition of the test based upon new thinking and research in strengths psychology)

I: Finding Your Strengths
(A 30-page overview of strengths psychology and how the Gallup system works)

II: Applying Your Strengths
(150 pages outlining each of the 34 themes including what people with that strength look like, how to manage them, and ideas for action if you have that strength).

The StrengthsFinder
(If you haven't taken it before, the code to take the test is provided in a packet inside the book. You actually have to buy the book to take the test)

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is another book I really enjoyed that follows the SF 2.0 format. Obviously, that test measures emotional intelligence (EQ), but Emotional Intelligence 2.0 has a unique format where the test tells you which of the book's 66 strategies will increase your EQ the most.
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Initial post: Dec 8, 2009 2:37:42 PM PST
Lore DeAstra says:
Thank You! for such a comprehensive review. I'm sold :)

Posted on Jan 16, 2010 8:14:30 PM PST
This review appears to be incorrect. My sense is that it was written by someone who has a stake in the sales of the book. The review does not mention that the cost of learning about the rank of the remaining strengths 29 is still $550.00.

The review is misleading at best.

That said, I did enjoy the book and enjoyed the opportunity to take the test. The material in the book and that portion of the test results which are given are worth the purchase price. There was absolutely no reason for this individual to attempt to mislead the buyer.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010 3:16:19 PM PST
Martin Seligman (Positive Psychology) has used the VIA Signature Strengths test (Values In Action) for many years. You can take this test FREE online at the Univ. of Penn. site. Here is a good contrast of the Gallup and VIA self tests: https://alumni.gsb.stanford.edu/career/senia.html

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 8:34:42 AM PDT
mtxjohn says:
They don't provide more than 5 strengths, this review is a LIE!!!! I did take the test and I thought the 5 results were extremely accurate. It was as if they were looking right into me as a person and my values and thoughts just popped out on the screen.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2010 11:31:06 AM PDT
S. Taylor says:
thank you for the link to the self tests; very helpful!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2010 10:02:19 AM PDT
Janabo says:
Thank you very much for the referral to this great article. I'm looking forward to trying the VIA test.

Posted on Aug 18, 2010 12:42:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jan 1, 2011 5:43:00 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2010 8:32:26 PM PDT
Gina says:
Thanks this looks interesting! Plus the article says this test is geared more toward life in general, which seems more applicable to some people than just work situations.

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 2:13:01 PM PST
Jamie Adams says:
The Best Business Book Period!: Profitably Attract More Quality Customers And Keep Them For Life is a great addition to this helping you put your strengths into place.

Posted on May 20, 2011 2:26:27 PM PDT
M. Anderson says:
Great review! Thank you for providing so much detail!
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