Taking Ownership of the StrengthsFinder Theme of Responsibility
Do you know that person who is always at work before you arrive, and is there long after you leave? Have you ever wondered how some people seem to commit heart and soul into everything they do? Or that person who is so committed to a relationship, that they are there through thick and thin?
Well, these people may have the strength of Responsibility.
Definition of Responsibility
People with the StrengthsFinder theme of Responsibility follow through on their commitments – they are known to take “psychological ownership” of anything they commit to; relationships, work, personal interests, volunteer opportunities, critical causes, etc.…
Once the person with Responsibility commits to something, they feel emotionally bound to doing the best, quality job they can. This emotional bond leads them to fulfill what they say they will do. People with the strength of Responsibility believe that their name, reputation, and legacy may depend on completing what they say they are going to do – exceeding the expectations of others.
People with the strength of Responsibility make commitments that align with and reflect their personal values. They are conscientious, dedicated and focused on doing the right things and doing things right. This sense of ‘rightness’ is a quality that invites a person with Responsibility to commit strongly.
If something is the right thing to do, it needs to be done. You can count on the person with the strength of Responsibility to get things done, to do things right, and to complete with class what they have committed to do.
Generative Applications of Responsibility
The strength of Responsibility is generative because of the level of commitment that is made and how this commitment influences others to commit similarly. This achieves a shared essence of psychological ownership, deep commitment, and meaningful bond.
This depth of commitment forms deep bonds with people who will commit deeply. It is this sense of relationship and camaraderie that fosters powerful relational and causal teams. Something life-giving happens when people make deep commitments, deep connections between people occur.
People with Responsibility are generative because they are loyal and trustworthy and draw others into relationships of loyalty and trust. They can be highly persuasive and influential with others because they ask for a high level of commitment. In so doing, people are drawn to connect with them because they want to be involved in something meaningful and experience the joy of giving your all
The life-giving byproducts of people with the strength of Responsibility.
Examples of the StrengthsFinder theme of Responsibility
We know a woman with the strength of Responsibility. She is known at her company as one the most committed and conscientious employees. She knows what her responsibilities are and seeks ways accomplish her objectives above what is to be expected.
Other people within the company recognize her high level of ownership and often ask her to lead projects because her reputation has shown she will give her best and make others look good. Her strength of Responsibility knows how to prioritize and complete what she commits to.
Do you have the StrengthsFinder theme of Responsibility or know someone who does? How does this resonate with you?