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How can I identify my strengths?

Ronald Siegel
Psychology
To reap the benefits of playing from your strengths, you first need to know what they are. Unfortunately, according to a study presented at the British Psychological Society, only about one-third of people have a useful understanding of their strengths. If something comes easily, you may take it for granted and not identify it as a strength. In fact, you may assume the same capacity comes naturally to everyone and get frustrated with people who don't display it. That's a backhanded way to recognize a strength in yourself, but there are more straightforward means. You can ask someone you respect who knows you well, notice what people compliment you on, and think about what comes most easily to you.

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