The CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Consistency talent theme is one of 34 unique talent themes in the Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment.
A guide to understanding the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Consistency talent theme
Gallup’s StrengthsFinder identifies the innate strengths of individuals. These variables are then improved upon to help them reach their highest potential.
You may have the talent theme of Consistency or know someone with the Consistency talent theme. Understanding more about talent themes can help you strengthen your existing skill sets and improve interpersonal relations in both your personal and professional life.
For someone with Consistency, treating everyone the same is fair. (They see people like how you see the consistent patterns above)
The Power Of The CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Consistency Talent Theme
Individuals with the talent theme of Consistency advocate for fairness. Balance is important to them and are very aware of the need to treat people the same. This is regardless of their background or their social connections. They find it exceptionally important to view everyone through the same pair of eyes. They have clear rules and procedures that they stick to so as to be able to treat everyone fairly and equally. For someone with Consistency, treating everyone the same is fair. This is in contrast with someone with Individualization, where treating everyone uniquely is fair.
What the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Consistency Theme Loves
People with the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Consistency talent theme are great upholders of justice. They love to have stable routines and look forward to having the rules and regulations of a specific project or task established ahead of time. They enjoy the above-mentioned routines, processes and other sequential procedures. It is not surprising if you see people with the Consistency talent theme enjoying themselves participating in sciences, statistics, accounting, music, engineering or even law.
What The CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Consistency Theme Hates
Individuals with the talent theme of Consistency dislike surprises. They are followers of routines and as such, anything that disrupts their natural order of processes is a headache to them. They dislike seeing favouritism take precedence in social settings and find tipping the balance offensive. They dislike being in an environment where things become unpredictable and open to change at the discretion of anyone in power. By extension, they cannot accept it when people break the rules.
They also stand against nepotism as they feel that every individual deserves an equal chance to demonstrate his or her worth. They crave Consistency in their environment and as a result, dislike witnessing special treatment take effect. They also dislike working with selfish people as they tend to look out only for themselves and how to profit from a scenario, most likely in unethical ways. This is not tolerable for those with the talent theme of Consistency as they tend to put the needs of the group above the needs of the individual.
Consistency’s Basement Behaviours
When the Consistency talent theme is pushed too hard, others may find it hard to understand or work with them for various reasons.
Here are 3 negative behaviours of Consistency:
1) Too Rigid – Individuals with the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Consistency talent theme love to follow rules that have been previously established for a specific task or project. They dislike breaking or bending these rules just to make it easier for someone else. They want everyone to have a fair playing ground. However, there may be situations where a rule kept in place is hindering others in ways people with Consistency may not notice. Choosing to still stick with the rule book may make them seem too rigid, especially so if a flawed system is in place.
2) Unable to empathise – People with the talent theme of Consistency love rules and systems that have been put in place to ensure fairness. However, they may not realise that sometimes these regulations and systems are not applicable to everyone and that there may be exceptional cases. In extreme scenarios, despite understanding the unique needs of an individual, people with Consistency may be unable to empathise with them.
3) Inflexible – Those who have the Consistency talent theme are fond of being guardians of justice. They enjoy practising laws or rules that have been put in place. However, there may be times where these individuals have a set of non-negotiable policies. When pushed to a corner on their bad days, people with the talent theme of Consistency can become quite inflexible.
Consistency’s Best Contributions
People with the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Consistency talent theme are righteous individuals who take it upon themselves to ensure fairness in their environments. They stand up against injustice and strongly believe that people function best in a Consistent environment where the rules are stated clearly and applicable to everyone equally.
As such, their remarkable traits allows them to make great judgments that are fair to everyone involved. They are able to build a good reputation as people tend to see them as trustworthy. They can also easily ensure that respect and recognition is always given to those who truly do their part in social situations. When placed in the right environment, they can become the conscience of any organisation and make ethical decisions quickly.
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