Strengths Chat about How Strengths Work Together

Do you know how your strengths work together? No strength works alone, so it’s important to understand how your strengths pair so you can best leverage them for influence.

For example – My strengths of Communication and Ideation paired together enable me to take the multiple swirling ideas in my head, simplify the handful of good ones by running them through an internal filter, and share the best ones with a group. My Maximizer is one of those filters that helps get rid of (some) of the junk ideas before presenting to the team.

I’ve also seen my Maximizer and Restorative work together recently. When we remodeled our house, I discovered that there was an issue with the floor in our kitchen. I kept removing layers of flooring to get to the root cause of the issue. I wasn’t satisfied until I could restore the floor back to the absolute Maximized version of itself.

Joseph uses his focus and achiever to get a ton of work done. He knows that when he is on a deadline, or under pressure, he can put his head down, clear out distractions and plow through loads of work to meet any deadline. He describes it this way;

Almost every day I get out of bed and think, “What do I want to get done today, and what should I start with?” Achiever is my engine. I must get things done each and every day or I will go to bed feeling as if something is amiss. Focus is my guide. Focus takes the 100’s of things I want to do each and every day and puts them into a prioritized order.

How do your Strengths Pair?

Join us tonight, April 1, at 9:00 p.m. CST for a #strengthschat where we’ll be taking about how strengths work together. We’ll be asking questions like;

  • Which of your strengths do you see working together most often?
  • How do you identify when strengths are working in tandem?
  • Do you have strengths that seem to be at odds?
  • What examples can you share of more than 2 strengths working together?
  • What are common pairs that you see?
  • How do you leverage your strength pairs?

How to Join the Conversation

The great thing about using a medium like Twitter is that it’s so incredibly easy! Here’s all you need to do.

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Open a new browser tab and go to
    1. Click “log in” and authorize with your twitter account.
  3. Enter the hashtag, “#strengthschat” and you’re in.

If you’re not using, just make sure you include the #strengthschat hashtag at the end of each tweet to be included in the conversation.

Other Questions

What other questions do you have about how StrenghtsFinder themes pair? Leave them in the comments below or bring them up during the chat.